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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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Things That Never Happened

Many years ago, just after that “surge” in Iraq, George Bush announced that Condoleezza Rice would be the new head of what his administration had been neglecting. She would be fully in charge of Iraqi reconstruction – fixing everything that … Continue reading

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Not Sleepy At All

Friday and Saturday nights here on the Sunset Strip are as wild as one would expect. The streets and clubs are jammed. Locals hide, and wait for Sunday morning, when the sun comes up over the Griffith Observatory in the … Continue reading

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The Brooding Birdman

Burt Lancaster was pretty good as the Birdman of Alcatraz but Donald Trump is another matter. Donald Trump tweets. He’s the Birdman of the White House. Twitter was named appropriately. Tweets are random chatter from the small feathered descendants of … Continue reading

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One Very Bad Day

Everyone has a bad day now and then – spill that mug of hot coffee on the morning paper – try to head off to work but the car won’t start – dead battery – or the car isn’t there. … Continue reading

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As Bad As It Gets

Sometimes things aren’t as bad as they seem. There was George Bush – the second one – the one with that perpetual deer-in-the-headlights look. It was clear he didn’t know much about the world – who was who and what … Continue reading

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This President’s Men

The folks at HBO have a sense of humor. They’ve put All the President’s Men in rotation on one of their secondary feeds – a young and inexperienced Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward bring down President Nixon through dogged reporting … Continue reading

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