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The Deep State Club

The “Deep State” is the clandestine government, the real government, made up of hidden or covert networks of power operating independently of a nation’s political leadership, in pursuit of their own agenda and goals. These are the people who really … Continue reading

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Nuts

The press wasn’t always the enemy of the people. Once, long ago, it was heroic, with heroic buildings like the 1929 Daily News Building at 220 East 42nd Street between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan. Grand Central Station and … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Irony

Irony can disappear. It disappeared after twenty-five years of living in the middle of Hollywood. It was easy enough to smile, knowingly, at a place built on every possible cliché about good and evil, where ambitious men with no other … Continue reading

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

There’s the small shopping center down on the corner with a Starbucks and a multiplex and a trendy fitness gym and a Trader Joe’s – where Schwab’s Drug Store once stood, where Lana Turner, in her tight sweater, wasn’t really … Continue reading

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Living Dangerously Now

Donald Trump had a bad year. No one wanted to fund the Great Trump Wall – even “his” Republicans in Congress, which weren’t really his. They had other priorities – all that Ayn Rand stuff about disassembling the nation’s already … Continue reading

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Trolling Trump

Schadenfreude is a word we borrow from German, because we don’t have a word for the smug pleasure derived from the misfortune of others, the joy that comes from seeing or hearing about another person’s troubles or failures. It’s shorthand … Continue reading

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American Carnage

Donald Trump did it. It was his decision alone. He withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Half of his administration was telling him to stay in. All the big US corporations were telling him to stay in … Continue reading

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