Tag Archives: Obamacare

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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Kafka Comes to America

All of us are a bit something else. America is like that, and the folks at Ancestry will test your DNA for you. You might find out you’re thirty-four percent Native-American. They buy a lot of thirty-second spots on most … Continue reading

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Opening Night

Republicans had been dreading this. They finally have complete control of the House and Senate, and now they have their very own president – but he’s not much of a Republican. He campaigned against their party as much as any … Continue reading

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