Tag Archives: Steve Bannon

The Deconstruction Begins

Donald Trump did change things. Now everything moves too fast. What happened recently seems like years ago – Charlottesville and Trump’s angry and defiant defense of the “fine people” who marched alongside the torch-bearing white nationalists, shouting about how Jews … Continue reading

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What Everyone Now Knows

One thing leads to another when it shouldn’t. Some unfortunate outcomes, in retrospect, were inevitable. No one knew, at the time, how badly things would work out. Donald Trump named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions as his attorney general – that senator … Continue reading

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That Southern Man

The sixties ended. College ended. The Beatles disbanded. Nixon was president. Perhaps there had been a “cultural revolution” but the counterculture hadn’t won – they’d only planted seeds. They’d win later. Perhaps they finally won this week – but back … Continue reading

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The End of the World As We Know It

Rock music is generally useless and sometimes amusing. In late 1987 it was fun to drive around Los Angeles with the radio blasting out It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – because … Continue reading

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Our Republican Parties

Our fathers were Republicans. It was respectable to be a Republican. We got that. In the fifties, Dwight Eisenhower had been president, and he wasn’t that bad. Our fathers could point to him, and they were right. He was a … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Trump

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-haired-stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was cool, … Continue reading

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The Nice Nazis

Perhaps, when Donald Trump said that there were probably many fine people marching with the white supremacist neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, he was thinking of the “nice Nazis” in Hogan’s Heroes – that odd prisoner of war sitcom that ran from … Continue reading

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