Category Archives: The Facts of Life

Two tidbits today: ponytails and protection

Today I had lunch at Coogan’s, a saloon on Broadway and 168th Street. I’d finished one quarter of my half a panini with salad and was packing up to go. (Half a panini at Coogan’s equals two whole paninis anywhere … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of Mike Bloomberg’s ad blitz?

Mike Bloomberg announced his multi-gazillion TV ad buy just as I was writing a very short chapter in my short book, How I Learned The Facts of Life, about the effect of TV commercials. Will Bloomberg’s ad blitz alter my … Continue reading

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In American history this man finds hope. I’m with him

A terrific essay in the New York Times, “ Why the Searing Politics of the Trump Era Give Me Hope: American political history suggests that an age of renewal lies ahead,” by Lee Drutman. It confirmed my deep sense of … Continue reading

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