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Nov.09.2011
“Good politicians create coalitions and then tend them carefully…. draw people in from the opposite party and then make their own party (like Reagan and Roosevelt), both bigger and different than it was before. Obama inherited a coalition by chance and dismantled it during his first year of office...
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Nov.09.2011
THE YEAR OF THE GREAT HOAX IS when millions of otherwise sensible people get the crazy notion that they are able to do something to shape the society they live in; when dupes are told, and being dupes believe, that they are electing a president. Nobody tells the dupes that they're pawns; in fact,...
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Aug.27.2009
From my autobiography Manhattan Memories: A few years ago, I put together a selection of recent columns concentrating on ones that contained exclusive items that  hadn't yet surfaced in daily papers in the West. Consulting the masthead of the Los Angeles Times, I found 13 editors listed. So I made...
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Aug.12.2009
 Top of my heroes  list is a woman, Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi who has not been allowed to fulfill the post to which she was elected almost 20 years ago by the brutal army generals who seized power to negate a landslide election in her favor. To many people she’s a Mandela for the 21st century...
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