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Some Other Person Elsewhere

Las Vegas is a miserable nasty place in the middle of the desert but this started in 2003: Las Vegas’ “What Happens Here, Stays Here” slogan is one of the more famous taglines in modern tourism marketing and one of … Continue reading

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Trump in the City of Books

It’s a good place: Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America”. The city has the busiest live theater industry in Latin America, with scores of theaters and productions. In fact, … Continue reading

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And They Laughed

Brett Kavanaugh will make it to the Supreme Court or he won’t, but some things have been settled. The Republicans have lost the votes of most women forever. Donald Trump had changed his tune. There was no longer any need … Continue reading

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The Days of Confusion

This used to be easier. Everyone knew what Ronald Reagan wanted to do – reduce the role of the federal government in just about everything and lower taxes on those who create wealth and prosperity – large corporations and the … Continue reading

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A Pathologically Insecure Man Talking To Himself

America knew what it was getting with Donald Trump: “You know, I’m, like, a smart person.” “I am a really smart guy.” “I’ve been known as being a very smart guy for a long time.” “I have a very good … Continue reading

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What Actually Happened

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~ Bill Vaughan “The tiger springs in the New Year. Us he devours.” ~ T. S. Eliot … Continue reading

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In the Dead Zone

The dead zone in American politics is the week when nothing much happens, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Congress has left town, but back home they’re not meeting with their constituents, who don’t want to hear from … Continue reading

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