Monthly Archives: January 2009

Is the Past in Our Future?

The political and economic autopsy of a nation. There’s this: Very few… are prepared to enter politics… This is not due to the lack of public spirit, but to the personal abuse to which candidates are subjected and to the … Continue reading

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The Poor Dears!

Looks like the new hope-n-changey environment has deflated one artistic balloon: No theatrical event of 2008 captured the political mood of the country quite like the Public Theater’s hit revival of the Vietnam-era rock musical “Hair” in Central Park last … Continue reading

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Another Loud-Mouthed American Tourist

Headline: “Biden to Attend Munich Security Conference”

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We’d Better Get Used to It

Headline: “Biden Apologizes Over Roberts Joke”

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Situational Patriots Abroad

This article in Sunday’s Washington Post illustrates just about every cliché among the Democrats Abroad crowd, from “I-have-to-pretend-I’m-Canadian” to “my-European-friends-ask-me-about” to getting hugged on the street by perfect strangers suddenly keen on America now that we’ve elected the kind of … Continue reading

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Well, That’s That

Barack Obama has been inaugurated at the 44th President of these United States. The last band in the parade has passed, the last dance spun. Workers are now cleaning up the mountains of trash (no doubt Green and eco-friendly) left … Continue reading

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News From the Show Scene

No, we’re not really showing anyone right now. My lovely bride is shivering in Ohio and any showing would be limited to nearby events, of which there won’t be any until Indianapolis next month. On Saturday, I thought I’d go … Continue reading

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