Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Between the Potency and the Existence

In 1925 – the year that F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby and we had that epic Scopes trial in Tennessee over teaching evolution, or even science, in our schools – T. S. Eliot was in London and in … Continue reading

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The Reason Why

America votes for a new president on November 8, 2016 – at the moment only 573 days from now, roughly eighteen months from right now. Here’s a handy countdown clock – a useful reminder not to take the big news … Continue reading

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Accepting the Inevitable

Americans really don’t love a winner. That’s why Damn Yankees ran for 1,019 performances in its original 1955 Broadway production and the film version was a big hit in 1958, and why a new version is in the works. When … Continue reading

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Hillary by Default

A little over seven years ago there was that Los Angeles Democratic Presidential Debate, on January 31, 2008, at the Kodak Theater over on Hollywood Boulevard. Kodak has pretty much gone bankrupt – everything went digital and Kodak didn’t – … Continue reading

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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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