Monthly Archives: October 2013

The greatness of Rosemary’s Baby

In the rush to acclaim Chinatown, we often forget how well Roman Polanski nails dream sequences (the best outside of Bunuel to date), the paranoia of pregnant woman, and going crazy in a big apartment in Rosemary’s Baby. As a … Continue reading

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“This is a program that, by design, is going to annoy literally millions of Americans immediately.”

I mean, the Affordable Care Act sucks. It always sucked. All of that is exactly why this is a dumb way to give people health insurance. This is a program that, by design, is going to annoy literally millions of … Continue reading

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A history of opposition to the federal government: A Necessary Evil

To delineate his principles takes Garry Wills three hundred pages, using James Madison’s famous adage (“If men were angels, no government would be necessary”) as springboard: But if men were angels, they would need no sexual partners, no education, no … Continue reading

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Digging deeper into these tales of Obamacare woe

Yesterday I quarreled with an acquaintance who received a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield rescinding her current policy but offering her the same at $200 more a month. Awful, I said. Before I switched to the Blue Cross Blue … Continue reading

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Greatest video ever

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Lou Reed: “It all started with the guitar.”

Bits from my favorite Lou Reed obits. Rob Sheffield reminds us of Reed’s prodigious guitar skills, not often heard solo: It all started with the guitar. By the time he started the Velvets, Lou Reed was a master of every … Continue reading

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“The unintended story of the ACA will turn out to be the redistribution of money from poorer States, to richer ones, an outcome imposed by the poorer states, upon themselves”

Eek: Most states will also have increased spending if they expand Medicaid; for North Carolina, in 2016 Kaiser estimates that the state will have to spend $390 Million to leverage around $4 Billion in extra federal money, and reduce the … Continue reading

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Lou Reed – RIP

I’m an out gay man because of Lou Reed, specifically because of the eponymous third Velvet Underground album. Not much for lyrics, I still regard “Some Kinda Love” as the best line-for-line song written after 1968. “What Goes On” defines … Continue reading

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Lou Reed RIP

I’ve got an obit filed that should appear tomorrow. In the meantime: my favorite moment of the last thirty years.

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More Ted Cruz cartoons…

I could post these all day.

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Can’t wait for the Patrick Cowley comp…

Happy Sunday.

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“AL GREEN DELIVERS POWERFUL SOUL”

A friend sent me this review, unearthed from The Miami Herald‘s files: ———————————— AL GREEN DELIVERS POWERFUL SOUL The Miami Herald – Monday, April 7, 2003 Author: ALFRED SOTO , Special to The Herald Rare is the artist with a … Continue reading

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