Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

Offering Smiling Resentment

We are our heroes, and there was a time in America when everyone loved Gomer Pyle – the character played by Jim Nabors in that sitcom that ran from 1964 through 1969, the year that America finally seemed to have … Continue reading

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When Monday Morning Rolls Around

Things always look different on Monday morning. That’s when you actually remember the weekend. You might have a new large and regrettable tattoo to jog your memory, which will be hard to explain, probably not. Still, the weekend was great, … Continue reading

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The Purest Politics

Call it identity politics, or tribal politics, but it’s clear that when it comes time to choose someone to run things, that someone should be one of “us” – because few have the time or energy or patience to consider … Continue reading

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Sarah Steps Up

Abundance is fine, and having endless options is a relief – there’s no need to ever feel trapped by a choice that had to be made, between what you didn’t want and what you wanted even less, but there was … Continue reading

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This Sort of Country

Hollywood isn’t exactly the heartland of America – maybe that’s Peoria, or Waco, or Altoona – but we still do the Fourth of July out here, even if every conservative in the country says we have no right to do … Continue reading

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American Splinters

We’re different, or exceptional as we like to tell everyone else in the world, even if they roll their eyes or seethe in resentment – and one part of our American Exceptionalism, other than being exempt from all the rules … Continue reading

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Seduced by the Greatest Generation

Timing is everything, but everything is guesswork. Doing the right thing at just the right moment – asking for that raise or deciding to go for it on fourth and long – depends on an accurate sense of the flow … Continue reading

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