by | Jul 24, 2019

Sunday Wow. It is hot down here in the desert. Judah and I drove down here this morning just for a change of scenery. It was about 88 degrees when we left L.A., and when we got off Highway 10…

by | May 12, 2019

When I was a junior in Montgomery Blair High School, my teacher, Mrs. F., asked us if we thought America lived up to its promises by having so much of a struggle over integrating the schools. (Remember this was 1961.)…

by | Apr 25, 2019

Wednesday About twenty years ago, there was a rash of witch sightings in the elementary schools of America. Teachers, in the eyes of kindergartners, became able to fly above the playground, have sex with the students, penetrate the students with…

by | Apr 21, 2019

First of all, about reparations, the notion of paying money to black or partially black Americans for the enslavement of their ancestors from Africa. It’s a beguiling idea. Slavery was so hideous a crime and caused so much pain and…

by | Mar 22, 2019

Wednesday An idiotic day. I went up to my favorite Italian restaurant, The Rainbow, on Sunset Strip, to get some take out lasagna. As I waited, a young woman I know very slightly came up to me and gave me…

by | Mar 1, 2019

To begin at the beginning, I’m at the Breakers, a spectacularly built and situated resort in Palm Beach, Florida. I’m here to give a speech to the Four Arts Community Center. The speech was yesterday, immediately after a lovely lunch…

by | Feb 19, 2019

Now for the charming topics of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey, and the so-called “Green New Deal.” If ever there was a multi-pronged way to snatch Depression from the Jaws of prosperity, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems to have hit upon it. Ms….

by | Feb 17, 2019

Well, it had to happen. We were taught in econ 101 (actually my first class in econ was “Money and Banking” taught by my parents’ dear, dear friend from the University of Chicago, C. Lowell Harriss) that if you keep…

by | Jan 25, 2019

Sunday Here I am in Miami Beach with my friend and assistant, Bob Noah. He’s a super smart guy and I could barely travel without him. We maneuvered our way through the massive airport, got into our car, and headed…

by | Jan 24, 2019

In June of 1970, I graduated from Yale Law School. Not by grades but by the election of my peers, I was selected to be valedictorian. I gave a high sounding speech about law and social justice and kindness and…

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