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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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Simple and Wrong

Americans like to believe the world isn’t that complicated, perhaps out of fear that it really is frustratingly compacted, or anger that it is so damned complicated and that’s just not fair. It shouldn’t be that way. Donald Trump says … Continue reading

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That Big Yellow Taxi

efIt’s a quiet night here in Laurel Canyon, and raining, which doesn’t happen much out here – but the road that winds up though the canyon is open again. The back yard of one of the odd houses up in … Continue reading

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Running on Pure Spite

Donald Trump will fix things. He’s the only one who can. He’s said so many times, and say something many times and people eventually just give up. Just enough voters in just the right places just gave up – sure, … Continue reading

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