Tag Archives: Reince Priebus

Making the News Disappear

Some news has to disappear. The Republicans’ seven-year campaign to get rid of Obamacare just ended. It’s over. The third Senate try at something – anything – to end Obamacare wasn’t going to end it. A few hours after midnight, … Continue reading

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For Ego Gratification

Fourteen years ago is a long time. It’s all ancient history now. Few remember that on March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks were a big issue. At a concert in London, their lead singer, Natalie Maines, announced to the audience … Continue reading

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Lights Out

It was 1914. It was British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey: A friend came to see me on one of the evenings of the last week – he thinks it was on Monday, August 3rd. We were standing at a … Continue reading

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End Times in the Culture Wars

Yes, it’s tiresome – but those of us who left for college in the fall of 1965 and graduated four years later – back when college was a four-year affair – really were at the center of the most important … Continue reading

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Warning Lights on the Dashboard

If you’re going to live in Hollywood you should do it right, so ten years ago, or maybe more, it was a new Mini Cooper S – the one with the supercharger and the fat tires and the close-ratio six-speed … Continue reading

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A Day of Impossible Advice

Hollywood is a tiresome place and sometimes enough is enough, and this was the day the real world of normal people had had enough of Lindsay Lohan – Los Angeles Superior Judge James Dabney sentenced her to ninety days in … Continue reading

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Mistaking Farce for Tragedy

Out here in Hollywood – not a serious place – fluff actors are always looking for that big meaty role that will prove to the world they’re not fluff at all. You want to be a serious actor – so … Continue reading

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