Tag Archives: Jeb Bush

While We Were Sleeping

Living in Los Angeles provides perspective, or ironic distance. Everything important happened three hours earlier, back east in New York or Washington. Our only revenge is that the Oscars show starts at five in the afternoon out here, so all … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Dead

Saturday is supposed to be a slow news day. CNN shifts to its pop-documentaries – six hours of the Sixties, six hours of the Seventies, produced by Tom Hanks – or Anthony Bourdain sarcastically dining in far-off places. MSNBC runs … Continue reading

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The Fourth One

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – the fourth Republican presidential debate – hosted by the Fox Business Channel, a subset of Fox News. Of course Fox News is run by Roger Ailes – Richard Nixon’s former media consultant – the job … Continue reading

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The Younger Brother

Maybe birth-order matters. Imagine a family with a successful older brother – self-assured and open and friendly, and maybe not too bright, and maybe a bit of a troublemaker always getting in scrapes, but always able to get out of … Continue reading

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October Unpleasantness

The last Wednesday in October was a disappointment. After a wonderfully bizarre fourteen-inning first game in the World Series, the guys from Kansas City blew out the guys from Queens – the Mets were going to get swept. There was … Continue reading

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When Everyone Is Unhappy

There is going to be a hangover. The eight years of the Obama administration will be seen as an anomaly, an odd time before we woke up the next morning and found the world is just as awful as it … Continue reading

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The Fatalists

That last year of college was going to be odd. In the spring of 1968, so long ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated. Many cities exploded, and after the riots burned themselves out, in the summer, it was Bobby Kennedy … Continue reading

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