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Trump in Chinatown

The title of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film Chinatown was a bit of shorthand. That movie wasn’t about Los Angeles’ Chinatown at all. It was about the California water wars in the early years of the last century. Somehow, no one … Continue reading

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The Man’s Word

The Iran nuclear deal was Obama’s deal so Trump pulled the United States out of that. The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) was Obama’s deal so Trump pulled the United States out of that. The Affordable Care Act was Obamacare – and … Continue reading

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Expect Disastrous Results

That was a hell of a thing. The week opened with the Dow dropping 719 points and then recovering, closing down “only” 617 points, one of the worst days Wall Street has seen in quite a while. And things had … Continue reading

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Things Do Happen

Al Gore was a prissy scold. George W. Bush was a good ol’ boy – and Bill Clinton was one lucky guy. There was no catastrophic crisis during Clinton’s eight years in office and the economy was booming the whole … Continue reading

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The Case for Extreme Worry

The week ended with that stock market falling off the cliff – the Dow down over seven hundred points and then recovering to lose only five hundred seventy-two points – which was awful enough. Donald Trump was the cliff. In … Continue reading

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A Fragile Man Desperately In Need of Praise

Step away for a day and miss it all. Big things happen and then they’re over and soon forgotten. On Friday, the stock market dropped 666 points – the numerical Mark of Satan – ending the worst week on Wall … Continue reading

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He Saw His Shadow

The week ended fittingly enough. Punxsutawney Phil – that groundhog in northeastern Pennsylvania – saw his shadow – so there will be six more weeks of winter – or not. Modern meteorology uses computer modeling. That has nothing to do … Continue reading

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