Day: March 8, 2012

Being There

The making of a classic ending

The story behind Being There’s final scene is every bit as endearing as the movie itself (only “The Third Man” has a better denouement): The script for Being There ends as both Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine take walks in the wood. They run into each […]

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The WH’s false narrative on Simpson-Bowles

The WH’s false narrative on Simpson-Bowles

Just saw Peter Orszag, Obama’s former OMB director, claim the White House abandoned the Simpson-Bowles plan because it had no chance of passing Congress. That may be, but that’s a bullshit answer. There was, believe it or not, growing bipartisan consensus about the Simpson-Bowles plan […]

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