Tag Archives: John Dean

Truth Takes a Holiday

Avoid old men. They’re stuck. They tell stories, only a few, and always the same ones. Perhaps they don’t remember they’ve told this or that story before, perhaps an hour before. Perhaps, given the present, they prefer the past, when … Continue reading

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Instinctual Authoritarianism

Things could change this year. Donald Trump could be neutered if the Democrats take back the House. They’d stop everything he tries. He wouldn’t get his wall or anything else he wants. Democrats all seem to have agreed that, if … Continue reading

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Not Sleepy At All

Friday and Saturday nights here on the Sunset Strip are as wild as one would expect. The streets and clubs are jammed. Locals hide, and wait for Sunday morning, when the sun comes up over the Griffith Observatory in the … Continue reading

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The End of the Line

Something went wrong a long time ago, if a long time ago is 2007, when John Dean was talking about broken government: In almost four decades of involvement in national politics, much of them as a card-carrying Republican, I was … Continue reading

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Just Do It

It’s the default leadership skill – when everyone is sitting around arguing that something must be done, but almost everyone has an objection to this or that detail of the plan on the table, and refuses to agree to move … Continue reading

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