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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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In a Strange Land

It’s an oddly quiet evening here in Hollywood. It’s raining. That giddy guy from Pittsburgh should be singing in the rain – but it’s not like that – and that was shot on a soundstage down at MGM in Culver … Continue reading

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The Days of Wrath

“The best fighter is never angry.” ~ Lao Tzu “Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” ~ Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War “The first attribute that characterizes the greater man from … Continue reading

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Stuck at the Top

Anyone who has worked in any large organization knows all about the Peter Principle – a bit of management theory from Laurence J. Peter first advanced in 1969 – the idea that the problem with all large organizations is the … Continue reading

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Somehow Holding the Line

June 1990 seems so long ago. It was June at West Point and the graduation ceremonies were impressive. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Colin Powell, gave the commencement address: General Powell, President Bush’s chief military adviser, called on the new … Continue reading

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Trump Fades Away

Populists must be popular. They speak for “the people” – a hazy concept of course. Richard Nixon said he spoke for the “silent majority” – but no one could prove they existed, because they were, after all, silent. Still, enough … Continue reading

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Fairly Unbelievable

Donald Trump really did turn the presidency into a reality show. Somehow it’s Celebrity Apprentice every day. There’s an opening – this cabinet position or that, someone to replace that epically odd national security advisor, someone to replace James Comey … Continue reading

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