Tag Archives: Libya

Assigning Disgrace Appropriately

It’s been eleven years and now and the anniversary of 9/11 has become more a ritual of sadness than a call to arms, and the politics this year reflected that. No one called for war – not now – and … Continue reading

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The Problem When Things Go Well

Some days are slow news days, and some days are not, and Thursday, October 20, 2011, was not one of those slow news days when the cable news channels run backgrounders on how the decades-old tax theories of Steve Forbes … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Apocalyptic

Tuesday, August 23 – now that was some day – there was wall-to-wall coverage of the Rebel Alliance basically chasing Gadhafi out of Tripoli. Yeah, all day long the cable news folks kept calling them the Rebel Alliance. But it … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen’s America

Yeah, sixteen years and counting here in Hollywood and you get used to certain things. The apartment building looks like something from the first run of that old show Melrose Place, with the pool in the middle and the cute … Continue reading

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Making Sure Nothing Much Happens

It’s not like you think. It never is. Sure, you watch the crime shows, the police procedurals, and read James Elroy or whatever, but if you have a cop in the family you realize most police work is rather boring. … Continue reading

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Sweet Righteous Bullying

Yes, the national panic over shark attacks has passed into pop culture history, although another summer is coming. But the cable news folks, desperate for a hook to keep people from clicking over to the Travel Channel or the Food … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Deciding What’s Obvious

Of course the right has always had a problem with the Supreme Court and all those activist judges over all the years, always legislating from the bench, as they say. Congress passes the damned laws, and the president and his … Continue reading

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