Tag Archives: Rudy Giuliani

No Getting Over This

There are no turning points. Those of us who are old now can’t pinpoint when that happened. There’s no one day when one suddenly turns old. That just happens. But in public life there are turning points where everything changes … Continue reading

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Now That Anything Goes

In olden days, a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking. But now, God knows, Anything goes.  The world has gone mad today And good’s bad today, And black’s white today, And day’s night today, And that gent … Continue reading

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Increasing Levels of Pain

Some things are too painful to watch – Pittsburgh Pirate baseball games – most Tom Cruise movies – and now, presidential news conferences. Donald Trump is angry. He’s making less sense every day, and getting angrier as he senses that … Continue reading

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So What?

It was 1959 and Miles Davis was cool, and the album was Kind of Blue – and every kid who played anything back then learned every tune on that album. Even a white high school kid in Pittsburgh could be … Continue reading

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Far Beyond Nixon

There are those who remember the early seventies. Nixon won a second term easily enough. George McGovern, a good man, inspired no one, and two weeks after the Democrats settled on him, his running mate, Thomas Eagleton, became a problem. … Continue reading

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System Overload

Something is up. Things couldn’t be this strange – but Donald Trump is president and, with no experience in government or public policy or diplomacy or military matters, and no sense of what has come before and what allies expect … Continue reading

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America’s Mayor 2.0

Rudy Giuliani was “America’s Mayor” after 9/11 – he rode that national tragedy to fame and fortune – before everyone noticed that he’d screwed up a lot in his city’s response to it all. But that came later. He was … Continue reading

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