Tag Archives: Jobs Crisis

The Consequences of Work

Donald Trump seems to be perpetually surprised, and a bit angry, that every man, every real man, doesn’t want to be just like him. He is, after all, the most respected and admired man in America. Don’t tell him otherwise. … Continue reading

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Inevitable Overreach

Obama may end up being a one-term president. The economy sucks and things are not getting better, as there is nothing Obama can do about the major European banks collapsing one by one, and Greece and Italy and maybe France … Continue reading

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Disappointments

This is a tough time to be one of those folks who, at the time, thought voting for Barack Obama was a pretty good idea. Of course the alternative was unthinkable – four years of John McCain shouting “Get off … Continue reading

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Full Stop Fool Stop

Okay, September begins – the French call it La Rentrée – that’s when everyone comes back from their month off and Paris kind of reopens for business. The kids go back to school and everyone goes back to work, and … Continue reading

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The Limits of Political Gamesmanship

And other forgettable August ended with another burst of the surreal: Any hopes that a kinder, gentler bipartisan Washington would surface once Congress returns after Labor Day were summarily dashed on Wednesday when President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner … Continue reading

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One More Dog Day Afternoon

It’s the dog days of summer. Yep, in the summer, Sirius – that’s the “dog star” – rises and sets with the sun. The loopy astrology lady down on the corner will tell you that, in late July, Sirius is … Continue reading

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Testing Reality

Here in this corner of Los Angeles, where Joni Mitchell’s Laurel Canyon meets Jim Morrison’s Sunset Strip – the Doors used to be the house band at the Whisky-a-Go-Go just down the street – the morning begins with the thump … Continue reading

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