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The Sinking Ship

Idioms are odd. There you are, in Paris, deep in a discussion of world politics and big issues with one of the locals, over cognac in a warm steamy café on a cold winter afternoon, and the other guy says … Continue reading

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This Friday Breakdown

It was another freaky Friday. No, not the 2003 movie where Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are the daughter and mother whose bodies somehow get switched, which seems to have something to do with a mysterious fortune cookie – a remake … Continue reading

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No Time for Governing

It’s a dumb cheap joke, but dumb cheap jokes are fine. They get to the heart of the matter, so, what do you call a sudden eruption of chaos in the Trump White House? Tuesday! That’s it. That’s the joke. … Continue reading

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Idiot’s Delight

In 1869, Ulysses S. Grant succeeded Andrew Johnson – not the best year in American presidential history – but that was also the year that Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association, and the … Continue reading

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The Hammer Drops

President Trump has ordered up a big military parade in Washington – tanks and missiles in the streets and giant bombers in the sky, and troops marching, lots of troops, and the Pentagon is humoring him. They’re slow-walking the planning. … Continue reading

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The Deep State Strikes Back

No one would know what to make of those Harry Potter movies if it weren’t for John Williams. It’s the music. His score – uplifting or ominous – lets the audience know what to feel at the moment. It was … Continue reading

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When Not To Explain Anything

Don’t explain. That only makes things worse. What’s done is done. Move on. That’s how it’s done in sports. The team has lost the big game. The coach faces the press. The coach says “we got beat” – the other … Continue reading

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