Tag Archives: Obamacare

The Man on the Ledge

There’s always that man on the ledge, and the good man, the hero, who goes out there and talks him down from that ledge. Empathy – understanding – reason – the careful application of guilt about all the people who … Continue reading

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Passing Losses On

“Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.” Robert Frost said that. That’s all anyone remembers of his short 1946 comic poem “The Ingenuities of Debt” – but that’s not ingenious. … Continue reading

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And That’s That

Sometimes it’s best to wait. Commentary can wait. Commentary will have to wait. It’s coming up on midnight here in Los Angeles – the wee hours of the morning back east – and the big event just happened. Wise folks, … Continue reading

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Overwhelming Second Thoughts

After six months Donald Trump is still our president, and in a Washington Post op-ed, Colbert King said we asked for this: Trump the candidate showed himself to be an ignorant, undisciplined, ranting bully who exaggerated and lied without shame. A … Continue reading

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Compounding an Old Mistake

Lots of things happened in 1986 – Britain and France announced plans to build that Channel Tunnel. That was nice, but then the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated just after launch, killing all seven astronauts aboard, including that schoolteacher, Christa McAuliffe. … Continue reading

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The Republican Experiment

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to be ironic … Continue reading

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Call Both of Them

A long time ago, in 1968, Lyndon Johnson remembered a story: I have been told of how Herbert Hoover, shortly after leaving the Presidency, was walking down a street with his Secretary of the Treasury, the very businesslike and tough-minded … Continue reading

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