Tag Archives: Trump and China

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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Management by Trickery

Management is management. High school English teachers can do that. The transition from teaching bored and distracted late adolescents to managing proudly eccentric and inappropriately inventive programmers and systems analysts, with no social skills whatsoever, was fairly easy, even if … Continue reading

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The Economics of Rage

Donald Trump doesn’t think things through. He rages. His base loves that, but rage is dangerous. Trump’s rage may do him in. He can be trapped. In a major foreign policy speech on June 2, 2016 – in what now … Continue reading

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The Game Change

Donald Trump is Sarah Palin. Follow along. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin wrote the definitive book about the 2008 presidential election – Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime – all about … Continue reading

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Ending in China

Tell an American that something is impossible and they’ll set out to prove you wrong. Nothing is impossible – as long as you have the right attitude, as Norman Vincent Peale had been telling America since 1935 or so – the middle … Continue reading

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