Tag Archives: Hoping Obama Fails

When America Must Fail

America patted itself on the back when we elected our first black president in 2008 – we were finally a post-racial society, and we could finally talk about other things. It was like Blazing Saddles – the hip new black … Continue reading

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Motive, Means and Opportunity

There was Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot – a great name – and in the fifties it was Joe Friday on Dragnet. That’s another cool name. Then in the sixties it was Perry Mason and by the eighties we had … Continue reading

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The Joy of Chanting Israel First

It was supposed to blow over, but it didn’t – Vice President Biden goes to Israel to do the usual we-stand-by-you thing – just so they don’t get nervous and go off and nuke everything they can find in Iran … Continue reading

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The Structural Impossibility of America

It may be that the whole idea of government by the people, of the people and for the people was based on a misconception about people, even if it seemed like a good idea at the time. And it was … Continue reading

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The Reputation of Power Is Power

Just another October Saturday evening in Hollywood, watching the full moon rise and keeping an eye on the buzz. And it seems that the conservative delight over the International Olympic Committee awarding the 2016 games to Rio, not Chicago, rolls … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro and Tehran

Okay, it started with Black Orpheus, the 1959 film with all the cool music, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá and all that – Rio at Carnival. And while that movie may have won big at Cannes, the girl who … Continue reading

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