Thats Another Fine Mess

TCinLA
Commentary on contemporary affairs from a historical, political and social perspective to put events in a larger context by a published historian who worked in professional politics for 10 years and in Hollywood for 30 years.
Created 27 Jun 2021
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  • WELCOMING IN 2022
    01 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 27 22
    Well, last night I welcomed in the New Year by being really happy when I scrolled though the 557 channels and found that, for once, there was “something on.” I watched “Matinee,” and I was really glad...
  • RIDING THE RAFT DOWN THE NIAGARA RIVER
    01 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 33 13
    My friend Lucian K. Truscott IV wrote in his end-of-year post at his Substack blog: “As we enter 2022, we face an implacable foe in a Republican Party bent on stealing what it cannot earn. Right-winge...
  • DO WE NEED AN EXTERNAL ENEMY TO BE OUR BETTER SELVES?
    27 Dec 2021 • 15 min read • 35 22
    Even the dullards of local “happy talk” news recognized that there’s now a major feeling of disintegration in the United States. Partisanship has reached such extraordinary levels that Serious People ...
  • A traditional "Christmas Letter"
    24 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 55 26
    The tradition of sending a Christmas Letter to one’s circle of friends appears to be on the wane, if not on life support, these days. I only get one now, from the very traditional Ed Furey (Thanks, Ed...
  • Lawrence Tribe on Indicting Trump
    24 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 29 13
    This op-ed by Lawrence Tribe, published yesterday in the New York Times, is so important, I want you all to read it. If you don’t have a Times subscription, you should be able to get this as one of th...
  • AND NOW THE NEWS...
    19 Dec 2021 • 9 min read • 36 22
    What a helluva way to wake up this morning. Turn on Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC and the tape is rolling of Joe Manchin on Fox telling the work he’ll never vote for build Back Better and destroying six ...
  • THE COURT GIVETH AND...
    14 Dec 2021 • 8 min read • 17 9
    “ I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind as that becomes more developed, more enlighten...
  • SUBSTACK IS OFFICIALLY "A THING"
    12 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 27 4
    When something arrives here, it has Officially Arrived and can be considered A Thing. https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2021/12/12 Leave a comment
  • NO COMMENT NECESSARY
    11 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 41 17
    Being a big believer in not reinventing the wheel, I’ll just post Maria Reza’s speech given yesterday upon the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. She was recognized along with Russian jou...
  • BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER
    08 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 29 22
    I just got this from a reviewer with “major following” at Amazon and Facebook. I thought I was knocked out by Jim Wright comparing “I Will Run Wild” to a “combination of Samuel Eliot Morrison and Herm...
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