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A News Story for the Ages

Some news is transient. Everyone remembers Nixon firing Archibald Cox and fighting to keep those tapes private and all the rest, but few remember that his vice president, Spiro Agnew, had been forced to resign not long before all the … Continue reading

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Reality Bites Back

In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night And repeats and repeats in my ear Don’t you know little fool You never can win Use your mentality, wake up to reality But each time that I do … Continue reading

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Somehow Incredibly Clear

The generals are gone. They have been replaced by angry amateurs. And that has consequences: President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, asked the Pentagon to develop options for a military strike against Iran … Continue reading

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This Friday Breakdown

It was another freaky Friday. No, not the 2003 movie where Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are the daughter and mother whose bodies somehow get switched, which seems to have something to do with a mysterious fortune cookie – a remake … Continue reading

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No Luck at All

From 1969 to 1971 CBS had a big hit with Hee-Haw – which was a slap-back at Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In – the “irreverent” hit show for the hip antiestablishment counterculture. Not that “Laugh-In” spoke truth to power– it was just a comedy-variety show … Continue reading

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Beyond Summary

Summaries are useful. “Hamlet” – a young prince discovers that the new king, his new stepfather, actually murdered his father and then married his mother, to become king, and gets very depressed, and then very angry, and then does something … Continue reading

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Safe at Home

Nothing is happening here. The Sunset Strip is dead on Thursday evening – but down in the flats below the Strip, and up in the Hollywood Hills out back, someone is working away on a screenplay. Someone always is. Someone … Continue reading

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