Tag Archives: Israel and America

Cool Does Win

Being cool was always cool. Hemingway was cool until he became a parody of himself. He defined courage as grace under pressure, and that’s the essence of cool, and more than anything Americans want to be cool. Say little and … Continue reading

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The Problem with Winning

They have professional dog-walkers here in Hollywood, but they must have them in Manhattan and Georgetown and Back Bay Boston too. They’re necessary. This part of Hollywood, in the slopes above and below the Sunset Strip, there are magnificent old … Continue reading

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Pressing the Imaginary Advantage

Ask Jack Benny, or Jon Stewart. Timing is everything. Wait that two beats, not one or three, and deliver the punch line. That’s where the joke is, the right words of course, but delivered at just the right time, after … Continue reading

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Leaving Obama Behind

Everyone seems to agree that President Obama’s State of The Union address to Congress was rather extraordinary – although not in a good way, if you were a Republican in Congress, and particularly if you were one of many of … Continue reading

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The Kosher Wedgie

It pays to be devious, at least in politics – and maybe in investment banking and advertising – but in politics there’s something special, the wedge issue. That’s a tangential issue you use to drive a wedge between your opponent … Continue reading

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Advise and Consent

Of you look in the Constitution, in Article II, down in Section 2, in Clause 2, it says that the President of the United States “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Continue reading

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Worse Than a Crime

You could look it up – Joseph Fouché said of the execution of Louis Antoine de Bourbon “C’est pire qu’un crime, c’est une faute” – it was worse than a crime; it was a blunder. They got the wrong guy … Continue reading

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