January 23, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.


Ever see a flying saucer? Consider the political career of Ariel Sharon. Deliciously ironic that on the day of his death the Israeli government douses the torch of the Kerry talks by issuing more settlements in West Bank and E. Jerusalem. Fitting tribute.


The Christie Press Conference today . .

Christie Pit Bull . . . was very instructive. As a pol he is unique. He toggles. One moment he’s the ferocious man-eating shark. The next he is the innocent, earnest young fellow, eager to make good. This, in politics, is what we call talent. It can cover a multitude of sins. Reagan had it and people still don’t know the tremendous damage he caused. Christie has it in a blue-collar mien and voice. As I watched this performance all I kept thinking was, this is one dangerous sonofabitch.

Top News Stories of 2014

top 1

top 3

top 2


top 5


top 6


top 7


top 8


top 9


top 10


Top News 2014 Final150

For the Los Angeles Times. Thanks to Susan Brenneman and Wes Bausmith.