Tag Archives: John McCain

Political Counterprogramming

Not everyone watches the Super Bowl. The other networks provide an alternative – “chick flicks” on Hallmark and Lifetime – a first run movie somewhere else – or something ironic like the Puppy Bowl and the Kitten Bowl. This is … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Irony

Irony can disappear. It disappeared after twenty-five years of living in the middle of Hollywood. It was easy enough to smile, knowingly, at a place built on every possible cliché about good and evil, where ambitious men with no other … Continue reading

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That Tug on the Sleeve

There was only one theme from the beginning. Donald Trump told America that everyone is out to get us. He told America to sneer at the rest of the world – to get angry and get tough. The world was … Continue reading

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A Smaller World Again

The world got smaller when President Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas. Kennedy wasn’t an impressive president, although he did keep the Cuban Missile Crisis from turning into a global thermonuclear war that ended all life in earth. There’s that. … Continue reading

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Duty, Honor, Country

There was that graduation at West Point long ago. Colin Powell spoke – he was fine. The Soviet Union had just collapsed and we had no enemies now. In fact, our idea of how societies should be organized had won. … Continue reading

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The New Age of Crassness

Garrison Keillor is an old guy now – because seventy-five really is old – and he’s out of work too. In November 2017, Minnesota Public Radio cut all business ties with him after an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a … Continue reading

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Someone’s Lying

Obama tore the country apart and now, finally, Donald Trump is putting the country back together again, because he’s a uniter, not a divider. Donald Trump has united the country against Muslims and “Mexicans” and those Black Lives Matter thugs, … Continue reading

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