Tag Archives: Walls Closing in on Trump

Somehow Incredibly Clear

The generals are gone. They have been replaced by angry amateurs. And that has consequences: President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, asked the Pentagon to develop options for a military strike against Iran … Continue reading

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Then All At Once

Change happens slowly, then all at once. Hemingway has one of his characters say that’s how one goes bankrupt – slowly, then suddenly. That’s how market crashes happen too. Baby boomers know that getting old happens slowly, then suddenly, all … Continue reading

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The Company He Keeps

This is Los Angeles. Specifically this is Hollywood – part of the city but an even more absurd place – a place of dreams and drama. And the newspaper here is the Los Angeles Times – straight and solid reporting … Continue reading

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The Air Is Humming

A Broadway musical with singing and dancing rival street gangs was a monumentally bad idea, but that was West Side Story – music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins, and “inspired” by Shakespeare’s Romeo … Continue reading

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Over Before It Began

There’s Les Jeux Sont Faits – Jean-Paul Sartre, from the mid-forties – a dismal tale about what you can do to make things better in this world. There’s nothing you can do. This is about how things in this life are … 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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