Tag Archives: Roger Ailes

A Long Way

“Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.” ~ Chris Lowe Chris Lowe should know. He’s one half of the pop duo Pet Shop Boys – and the world of pop music is filled … Continue reading

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Missing the Cut

Hollywood, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – yes, that’s a date-stamp, because, in the political world, this was the big day: Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is in and former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is out of Fox News’s Republican … Continue reading

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Chameleon Politics

In the summer of 1964 it was two weeks at a music camp in Elkhart, Indiana. It took two weeks to get the Pittsburgh accent back. The flattened vowels and the drawl were gone just before that senior year in … Continue reading

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The Search for the Useful Scapegoat

Who lost China? That was the big and rather stupid question in 1949 – the year the Communist Party took over mainland China from the Nationalists. The loss of China to communism had to be someone’s fault, and it had … Continue reading

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Power Shifts

The move to California in 1981 was cool. That was trading a small apartment near a strip mall on the east side of Rochester, New York, for a small walk-up apartment a few steps from the sand here in happening … Continue reading

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From the Front Lines

The reporting was all wrong. Emma Watson (Hermione Grainger from the Harry Potter movies) is not dating Prince Harry – the Australian tabloid item got it all wrong. That tabloid has been sued before of course, but Watson was a … Continue reading

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Knowing How to Know Things Gets Harder

Perhaps the rest of life really is just an extension of high school – the cool kids know what’s really going on, which amazes everyone, and makes everyone else envious, but maybe the rebels and the punks really know what’s … Continue reading

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