Judd Magilnick

Judd Magilnick is an international trade consultant based in Santa Monica, California.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mitt Romney?

 

He wuz robbed. Admit it, you neo-cons, paleo-cons, compassionates, country clubbers and decline-to-states: right now, in a just, moral, ordered universe, Mitt Romney should be President. He was right on Iraq and Benghazi, right on healthcare, immigration, and Russia. But he was so mendaciously smeared that voters possessed the ludicrous mindset that Mitt didn’t “care […]

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A Tale of Two Teds

 

They all laughed. Ted was a newcomer from the south, with limited resources or clout. Yet, he had the audacity to presume that he knew better how to restructure and lead a legacy institution. Didn’t he understand the way things worked? How could Ted — Ted Turner — possibly leverage his tiny forty million dollar […]

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A Tale of Two Teds

 

They all laughed. Ted was a newcomer from the south, with limited resources or clout. Yet, he had the audacity to presume that he knew better how to restructure and lead a legacy institution. Didn’t he understand the way things worked? How could Ted — Ted Turner — possibly leverage his tiny forty million dollar company to […]

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This Day in Art History

 

Above: A fragment of Jacques-Louis David’s oil painting of the Coronation of Emperor Napoléon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Notre-Dame de Paris, December 2, 1804 Description: Joséphine kneels before Napoléon during his coronation at Notre Dame. Behind him sits Pope Pius VII. ••••• You’re Napoléon Bonaparte, and you were destined to […]

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Maxwell Smart Was Right

 

It’s a puzzlement: Why do leftists tolerate radical Islam? Begging the question: What does the man who Newsweek‘s cover declared is “the first gay president” think is going to happen once sharia comes to his zip code? Great minds are flummoxed by the attraction of two seeming political opposites. Even the late, brilliant cynic Christopher […]

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Is This America’s ‘Ricky Bobby’ Moment?

 

One of my all time favorite few seconds of cinema, ranking up there with Charles Foster Kane’s deathbed revelation and Bogie’s send off of Ilsa Laszlo, is from Talladega Nights (2006) and best tagged as “Don’t Put that Evil on Me, Ricky Bobby.” By the way, I’m not alone; typing only “don’t put th” into […]

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Lessons on Counter-Terrorism From a Missing Bird

 

Detective Tom Polhaus: [picks up the falcon] Heavy. What is it? Sam Spade: The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of. Detective Tom Polhaus: Huh? —The Maltese Falcon (film) To ignore history is reckless. To invert its lessons is suicide. As we continue to fight for our existence as a free people, we are crippled […]

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Mark it Down

 

Today is the most important day in the national abortion debate since the Roe v Wade decision was handed down. By “voting with her foetus” Sarah Palin has changed the dynamic of the debate away from the perfectly polarized /it’s legal/it’s illegal/ standoff. Her appearance today with her beautiful son will change more hearts than […]

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A Woman A Plan …

 

Is it too early to start consider changing the name of the Naval Observatory to the PalinDrome?

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Obama Inverts History

 

As Yogi would say, if George Orwell were alive today he’d be rolling in his grave. Speaking in Alexandria today, Obama scoffed at those who would criticize him for talking not just to our friends but also to our enemies. Then, to support his point, he “quoted” President John F. Kennedy who “said” ‘Let us […]

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