Tag Archives: Scott Pruitt

That Which Had To Happen

Donald Trump “fired” people on Celebrity Apprentice – after he shamed them. He seemed to enjoy that. The vast audience for Celebrity Apprentice loved that. It was a fantasy show. Trump provided the fantasy. It would be so cool to … Continue reading

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Duty, Honor, Country

There was that graduation at West Point long ago. Colin Powell spoke – he was fine. The Soviet Union had just collapsed and we had no enemies now. In fact, our idea of how societies should be organized had won. … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother

There has always been a subset of American pop music for the pessimists – songs of loss and resignation. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote one that was a big hit for Peggy Lee in 1969 – Is That All … Continue reading

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From the Inside Out

There’s the City of Brotherly Love in Pennsylvania, and then there’s Philadelphia, Mississippi: Philadelphia in June 1964 was the scene of the murders of activists James Chaney, a 21-year-old black man from Meridian, Mississippi; Andrew Goodman, a 20-year-old Jewish anthropology … Continue reading

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