Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Not Even Debatable

Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party is pretty much complete – after Nevada it was all over – but there was one last debate before the multi-state-primary Super Tuesday extravaganza scheduled for the first day of March. Not … Continue reading

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Not Getting It

Will Donald Trump really sue Ted Cruz? His lawyers sent Cruz the cease-and-desist letter – stop running those ads showing Trump saying things that Trump no longer believes – that’s lying, or defamation, or some sort of tort – and … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Dead

Saturday is supposed to be a slow news day. CNN shifts to its pop-documentaries – six hours of the Sixties, six hours of the Seventies, produced by Tom Hanks – or Anthony Bourdain sarcastically dining in far-off places. MSNBC runs … Continue reading

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Such People

There’s Miranda’s speech in The Tempest – Act V, Scene I – “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world that has such people in it!” Shakespeare is one thing, and Aldous Huxley is another. His famous novel Brave New World … Continue reading

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Breaking the Spell

Repetition can be effective. The recent death of Glenn Fry – the founder and driving force behind the Eagles, the iconic rock band from the seventies, one more product of Laurel Canyon up the street here – had everyone playing … Continue reading

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The Competition

This is the weekend – the Super Bowl, and it’s Super Bowl 50 this time. This seems to have become an institution that defines America, or maybe it’s simply the only experience left that everyone actually shares in our fragmented … Continue reading

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As Seen From a Distance

It was December 14 in Paris many years ago, cold and dark at dawn, followed by heavy rain all day – an odd day – after staying up all night watching CNN-International in the hotel room. Somewhere in the middle … Continue reading

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