Tag Archives: Replacing Obamacare

The Persistence of Persistence

Here in Hollywood it’s good to know what’s what. In the eighties the Disney-ABC-ESPN folks bought the old El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard – a giant rococo flight of fancy from 1926 – and reopened it in 1991 with … 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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Hey, I’m president!

It was a strange day in American politics. President Trump returned to New York for the first time since he won it all – for a victory speech on the Intrepid – the retired aircraft carrier that’s now a floating … Continue reading

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The Second Kick of the Mule

W C. Fields had it right – “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Of course Fields real name was William Claude Dukenfield and he drank … Continue reading

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Slightly Modified Promises

“Of course I’ll respect you in the morning.” Don’t make promises you can’t keep. There’s a reason the divorce rate is so high in America, and spectacularly higher in the Bible Belt – where extravagant promises of faithfulness, and faith, … Continue reading

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The Expected Perfect Storm

The second Monday in March was full of dire warnings. The National Weather Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) branch of the Department of Commerce – a science-based service not yet eliminated by the new Trump … 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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