Tag Archives: Roger Stone

Getting the Story Straight

Some Hollywood movies are useful. There’s Gaslight from 1944 – directed by George Cukor, with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and an eighteen-year-old Angela Lansbury in her screen debut. Yes, she was young once, long ago, but her part is … Continue reading

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His Personal Grudge Squad

This has been going on for years: The lineup of musicians who have asked Trump to stop playing their songs alone is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its own. Trump ends almost every rally with the Rolling … Continue reading

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That Chill in the Air

“It was a dark and stormy night.” Sure, use bad weather as a metaphor. But the weather can be quite good when bad things happen. Still, Politico frames what is happening in Washington as kind of like a cold snap: … Continue reading

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Someone Normal

The public phase of the Trump impeachment inquiry finally began, and quickly became theater, or at last theatrical. This was about outrage, outrage at Trump trashing whatever was good about how America had gone about being America, or outrage that … Continue reading

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Caught in the Rigging

Those Star Trek conventions were odd, with folks in odd costumes chatting with each other in what they thought was Klingon and a hundred Spocks in a row – but those conventions are pretty much history. Now it’s Comic-Con International … Continue reading

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In the Alternative Universe

Aging baby boomers keep telling the grandkids how strange the sixties were, even if they don’t want to hear it. But the sixties were strange, and it was more than the sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and the … Continue reading

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