by | Mar 29, 2019

First a meme — from our pledge of allegiance: With liberty and justice for all. Now a second meme — from the 1950s “Superman” TV show: Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Now the Bible: Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof — Righteousness Righteousness [alt….

by | Mar 29, 2019

“It’s not what you are that counts,” Joe Kennedy allegedly reminded his children, “but what people think you are.” The Kennedy patriarch’s amoral advice seems almost quaint next to the prevailing ethos of today’s famous, rich, and influential. It’s not…

by | Mar 19, 2019

I mean, yeah, you’re right: The quest to get your kids into a top college has gotten crazy. We know as much from last week’s news reports about slimy dealings meant to give rich and powerful families an advantage over…

by | Mar 15, 2019

In 1938, an underprivileged but intelligent Los Angelino transplant pondered his future. Ray Bradbury, who shared a living-room pullout couch with his brother into adulthood and graduated from Los Angeles High School in the suit still sporting the bullet hole…

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