Tag Archives: Trump and Kim

The Man on the Ledge

There’s always that man on the ledge, and the good man, the hero, who goes out there and talks him down from that ledge. Empathy – understanding – reason – the careful application of guilt about all the people who … Continue reading

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The Man Who Broke the World

The news is what no one expected – otherwise it wouldn’t be news – or it can be what everyone kind of expected but hoped and prayed would never really happen, and then did happen – like a war or … Continue reading

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Starting Wednesday

The news week started on Wednesday. This was a matter of moving all the pieces into place. Pakistan has nuclear weapons – lots of them – and no one is quite sure who runs their government at any given moment. … Continue reading

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Just Saying Things

Hollywood, Sunday, February 24, 2019 – There’s a glow in the distance, about ten blocks east. That’s the Oscars. They’re handing out the little gold statues again. This happens every year. The locals hide, but everything will be back to … Continue reading

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The Trump Experience

In 2008 the argument against Barack Obama – other than he was born in Kenya – other than he was black, even if he didn’t sound or act like it – was that he didn’t have the requisite experience or … Continue reading

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The Power of Sound

Voltaire got it right – “Un bon mot ne prouve rien.” A witty saying proves nothing – but Flaubert believed in, and pursued, the principle of finding “le mot juste” (“the right word”) – that was the key to all … Continue reading

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Framing the Improbable

Put it one way or put it another. He’s not old and fat. He’s a man of experience and substance. He’s not pathetically childish. He’s refreshingly childlike, not jaded and ruined by everyone else’s limited conventional thinking. He’s not incompetent … Continue reading

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