Tag Archives: Taxing the Rich

Beyond the Annual Status Report

Something should be said about President Obama’s State of the Union address – that constitutionally mandated “occasional” report to Congress on how things are going, and on what the president thinks might be wise to do next about whatever has … Continue reading

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Joining the Framing War

It’s all in how you put it. Childlike and childish mean the same thing, but one is used for what is charming, a kind of innocence wistful adults miss, and the other is used for whining and pouting – and … Continue reading

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Almost Beyond Pandering

San Diego isn’t Hollywood. The drive down there takes you through San Clemente, where Nixon had his Western White House, as they called it, then past Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine base in the West, then past La Jolla, where … Continue reading

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Change of Possession

This is where they go to commercial break – seemingly endless thirty-second spots for oil filters and Viagra and pizza deals. Yeah, the full moon is rising early in the evening of the last day of August and college football … Continue reading

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Only Yesterday

Maybe we were living in the Roaring Twenties and September 2008 was our 1929 – with an absurdly overleveraged economy collapsing, again. We did this once before. Really – Fredrick Lewis Allen’s Only Yesterday is the best popular history of … Continue reading

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No Teddy Today

Everyone wants to be someone else. Back in the late sixties every chunky young girl in America wanted to be Audrey Hepburn, the princess in Rome or the free spirit in Manhattan who liked breakfast at Tiffany’s and wore that … Continue reading

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