Tag Archives: Jon Stewart

Trusted Voices Falling Silent

The sun will come out tomorrow – bet your bottom dollar – unless it doesn’t. It could be another rainy day, but the sun will come out eventually, and that simpleminded cloying song isn’t that stupid. In that irritatingly heartwarming … Continue reading

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Knowing How to Know Things Gets Harder

Perhaps the rest of life really is just an extension of high school – the cool kids know what’s really going on, which amazes everyone, and makes everyone else envious, but maybe the rebels and the punks really know what’s … Continue reading

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The Human Comedy

Lighten up. Laughter is the best medicine, unless some things are too dire, or command too much respect, to joke about – but that’s a matter of opinion. A few years ago fatwas were issued regarding a number of European … Continue reading

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The Ebola Weapon

Every family has a bad seed, or at least an oddball, which might explain Tucker Carlson – who grew up in Carlsbad, the very affluent resort town just north of San Diego, and immediately north of La Jolla, the extremely … Continue reading

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Letting the Facts Speak

Everyone knows about confirmation bias – people will recognize information that confirms their beliefs as the only relevant information. Any information that doesn’t confirm their beliefs must be wrong, if it even exists – so people will often say that certain things … Continue reading

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Gaming the System

Politics is a grand game, where real people die. That’s the problem. How do you cover politics? Well, there is the first option. Over the last decade or more we have developed an industry that essentially covers the game, the … Continue reading

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The Hot Wind off the Desert

The evening of Tuesday, November 2, 2010 – Election Day in America – and of course that’s odd out here in Hollywood. The polling place, as usual, was just down the street at the local union hall (of sorts) – … Continue reading

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