Tag Archives: Send in the Clowns

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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Auditioning for the Clown Show

The Republicans had a hard time settling on John McCain as their candidate in 2008 – he’d been all over the map, ideologically, all for immigration reform, on humanitarian grounds, and his name was on the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act that … Continue reading

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