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Evermore Powerful Bombs

There’s no clever opening here. Somehow, somewhere along the way, America became absurd – not mistaken – not momentarily gripped by some irrational fear or some irrational enthusiasm – just absurd. That may be Donald Trump’s doing. Philip Rucker, the … Continue reading

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The Warlike Posture

Nothing changed. Republicans gained Senate seats deep in red America, but in the House of Representatives, that other place, Democrats won seat after seat in urban and suburban America, and swept to a majority, and brought an end to the … Continue reading

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Beyond Summary

Summaries are useful. “Hamlet” – a young prince discovers that the new king, his new stepfather, actually murdered his father and then married his mother, to become king, and gets very depressed, and then very angry, and then does something … Continue reading

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Safe at Home

Nothing is happening here. The Sunset Strip is dead on Thursday evening – but down in the flats below the Strip, and up in the Hollywood Hills out back, someone is working away on a screenplay. Someone always is. Someone … Continue reading

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Dogs Barking

Sherlock Holmes is useful. There’s The Adventure of Silver Blaze – that’s the famous race horse that simply disappears on the eve of an important race. There’s the apparent murder of its trainer. No one knows what’s going on. Sherlock … Continue reading

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Those Random Acts of Meanness

It’s a tired old trope, but useful enough. The Republican Party is the “Daddy Party” – the party of the largely absent taciturn father who, when necessary, beats the crap out of the kid, to beat some sense into the … Continue reading

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Not That Easy At All

Never make things look easy. That leads to trouble. The presidency of Bill Clinton proved that. There had been eight years of economic growth. There had been eight years of peace, except for that Kosovo business. There was a surplus, … Continue reading

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