Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Filling the Empty Days

This is the dead time, the empty days. Between the morning after that New Year’s Eve party, and Easter, there are no real holidays – just Presidents Day, which no one pays much attention to, and Martin Luther King Day, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Annual Status Report

Something should be said about President Obama’s State of the Union address – that constitutionally mandated “occasional” report to Congress on how things are going, and on what the president thinks might be wise to do next about whatever has … Continue reading

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Joining the Framing War

It’s all in how you put it. Childlike and childish mean the same thing, but one is used for what is charming, a kind of innocence wistful adults miss, and the other is used for whining and pouting – and … Continue reading

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The Man Who Didn’t Fake It

All politics is affinity politics. The issues are always complicated and what to do about any of them is never clear, if anything can be done about this or that at all, and new issues arise after elections anyway, stuff … Continue reading

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Taking the Actual Country Back

Americans like to keep things simple. Twitter is the preferred medium of public discourse now – if you can’t distill what you’re thinking down into one hundred forty characters, you’re not thinking clearly, or you’re a tedious windbag who really … Continue reading

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Eventual Equilibrium

At the moment there’s a storm rolling into Southern California – heavy rain in the forecast, and high winds and possible small tornadoes – a rare event. But the word is that this massive storm will arrive at midnight and … Continue reading

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The War Machine

The past can be pretty creepy, if you live long enough. Los Angeles has one of the best oldies stations in the nation, with a sideband HD service where you can listen to everything from 1965 or so, with no … Continue reading

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