Tag Archives: Xenophobia

Other Problems Elsewhere

It is very possible that the president of the United States is a criminal. And it is very possible that his criminality made him president. Prosecutors made clear in a sentencing memo for his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, that Trump … Continue reading

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Dealing With the Resentful Who Don’t Get Out Much

Everyone agrees Mondays are a drag. And this Monday morning, thankfully the last one of those this March, the New York Times paywall goes up – no one reads for free anymore. They’ve already lost Frank Rich, and now Bob … Continue reading

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Remember This

If you come to the site regularly, or even occasionally, you realize these daily columns are each an attempt to examine a current issue in depth – six ways from Sunday, as they say – to figure out just what’s … Continue reading

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Tribal Phobias

Phobias are about what just isn’t so. Quite natural minor fears and qualms – or just a bit of distaste and unease – somehow get blown up into something you just cannot face. Those minor fears and qualms decouple from … Continue reading

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Induced Xenophobia

It’s hard to be xenophobic in Los Angeles. You’d have to stay home with the windows closed. Back in the eighties it was sitting and sipping scotch down in San Pedro late at night with the retired Croatian merchant marine … Continue reading

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