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Poking the Bear

Valentine’s Day is all about love, or guilt, or lust – or something. Men, that gift had better be just right, or you’re in trouble. Women, make him worry – there’s power in this day. Retailers – mark up the … Continue reading

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Strange Realignments

Astrology is nonsense. When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars, and as everyone knows, that will be the dawning of the Age … Continue reading

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Disarming the Rebels

North Korea is a miserable little country, one of the poorest on earth, run badly by a strange little man, the son of the strange little man who ran it badly before him, who ran it as badly as his … Continue reading

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Taking the Actual Country Back

Americans like to keep things simple. Twitter is the preferred medium of public discourse now – if you can’t distill what you’re thinking down into one hundred forty characters, you’re not thinking clearly, or you’re a tedious windbag who really … Continue reading

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Eventual Equilibrium

At the moment there’s a storm rolling into Southern California – heavy rain in the forecast, and high winds and possible small tornadoes – a rare event. But the word is that this massive storm will arrive at midnight and … Continue reading

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The Uses of Uselessness

Americans don’t expect much of politicians. Maybe they never did – there have been jokes about how useless they are from the start – but there was a time when things got done, for the good of the country. Somehow … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Awful Monday

Everybody hates Mondays, but now and then one of them turns out to be not that bad. Monday, September 26 – after one of the most dismal weeks in the history of the stock market, the Dow rises slowly during … Continue reading

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