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David Latt
For twenty-five years David Latt has been a television writer and producer working on series like Hill Street Blues (won an Emmy), The Hitchhiker, Bakersfield P.D., Get A Life, EZ Streets, Stir Crazy, Twin Peaks (nominated for a second Emmy) and many others. During the Writers’ Strike he started blogging and now writes for Men Who Like to Cook, One for the Table, Zester Daily, New York Daily News, The Vegan Magazine, Men Who Like to Travel, Bespoke and Montage Magazines

Entries by David Latt

15 Reasons Why You Want to Visit South Wales

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 5:07 PM

1. Castles, lots and lots of castles. Once the Romans departed, Wales had its own Game of Thrones as local tribes battled invaders from England and Normandy and used castles to create a ring of stone and steel around the country, including the amazingly massive Caerphilly Castle with two moats...

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Fourth of July Picnic Favorites: Rosemary Fried Chicken, Carrot Salad and Potato Salad

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:43 PM

I wrote this post several years ago as a tribute to how much we enjoy the 4th of July and how much we enjoy a picnic with our friends. Happily we'll be enjoying the evening all over again in a few days. Life is good. Very good.

The serious underpinning...

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Advice If Your Child Is Traveling On Their Own

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 3:07 PM

International travel is a great way for kids to have fun experiences in worlds beyond school and home. For parents it can be a really good time but also stressful when children travel on their own. Our sons are good travelers. They are smart and careful. They love experiencing other...

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Picnic Food and Caviar at 30,000 Feet

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Growing up, we used to fly from Los Angeles to New York once and sometimes twice a year so my mom could visit her mom who lived on the Upper West Side (110th and Amsterdam). In those days I looked forward to flying. How amazing, I thought, that this big...

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The Big Game Snacks: Stephen Colbert Said Don't Call Them "Super Bowl Sunday" Snacks

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 11:08 AM

Last night Stephen Colbert warned that anyone writing about Super Bowl Sunday should beware the wrath of the NFL. His workaround for a week-long series of specials devoted to Super Bowl Sunday was to call it "The Big Game."

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Don't Do This at Home! Keep Your Eye on the Barbie When the Corn's on the Grill

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:17 PM

Cardinal sin of cooking. Put a pan on the stove or a steak on the barbie and then go answer a couple of emails. Minutes pass. The emails are sent. A link sent from The Wrap leads to a few more minutes following the latest entertainment news and gossip. More...

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What's Up With Spam Comments?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 6:22 PM

You'd think part of the fun of posting online is hearing back from readers. The whole Internet-is-great-for-community-building notion seems like such a good idea. The reality is kind of different.

For articles I wrote for NY Times Dining and The Huffington Post, some people would contribute thoughtful responses. But...

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Election Eve Munchies

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 3:54 PM

I want the election to be over. I'm tired of partisanship, attack ads and endless news cycles of pontificating pundits.

I want the election to be over as long as my candidates and propositions win. That's what I meant to say.

If my side needs more time to win the...

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I Love My iPhone but I Love Google Maps Just as Much

(13) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 5:15 PM

Monday Night Football was starting in half an hour. I was tired and wanted to get home to see the game. A steak and the grill waited for me. Problem was, several miles of bumper-to-bumper traffic stood between me and where I wanted to be.

In my pre-iPhone days, I...

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Is Obama Charlie Brown to Boehner's Lucy?

(5) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 1:17 PM

Everybody's slamming Obama for the debt ceiling agreement. How in god's name could he have given in on cuts without getting any new revenue?

Obama acts like he's Charlie Brown to Boehner's Lucy. No matter how many times Boehner promises the president he'll tee-up the ball, it's a lie.

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Dear Mr. President, Please Don't Call Them Entitlements

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 11:14 AM

Dear Mr. President:

You are about to give an address to the nation in which you will lay out your budget plan to address the deficit.

Please stop letting the Republicans frame the public debate.

"Entitlements"? What are entitlements? Being cared for when we are sick? Having enough money...

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Don't Call Them Entitlements

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 9:39 AM

Once again the Republicans have framed the public debate.

"Entitlements"? What are entitlements? Being cared for when we are sick? Having enough money so we can eat and have shelter?

Entitlements suggests a spoiled child who can't control himself. Entitlements suggest indulgence. Entitlements are selfish, unreasonable and immoral.

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Democrats Have to Save Obama From Himself

(297) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 8:59 PM

How lame-brained can Obama be? (Can a Progressive Democrat like myself say that about a president I chanted for and believed in?) In capitulating to right-wing pressures that he extend Bush-era tax cuts, he chose to meet only with Republican leaders -- including Senator Mitch McConnell who previously boasted that...

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Democrats Stop F**king Around

(8) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 10:33 AM

The polls predict a Republican take over of the Senate and the House. The media picks up the scent of blood in the water and howls with delight. A story! Defeat of the ruling party! Drama! Reversal!

Progressive writers chuckle that Obama and the Democrats are getting what they...

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Eating Well and Taking a Break from the Talking Heads on Super Bowl Sunday

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 12:14 PM

I don't care if Jon Stewart is ok with hanging out in the No Spin Zone, I'm fried. I'm burned out by the debates over Health Care Reform, Afghanistan, Financial Reform.... On Sunday I'm taking a break and giving myself up to a gathering of friends, food, and the Super...

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Republicans In League with Lobbyists to Weaken Health Care Reform

(67) Comments | Posted December 26, 2009 | 11:39 AM

Liberal bloggers have attacked the health care reform bill now in the conference committee. The all-but-eliminated-public option, the proposed taxes on so-called Cadillac health plans won by union workers over years of difficult labor negotiations, the attack on abortion rights, the lack of restraints of insurance company fees, the rejection...

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Talked to Death

(16) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 1:21 PM

John Wells' Southland has been canceled. Not because of weak ratings. The second season hasn't even started yet.

It was reported that Wells' was told by NBC that the show was canceled because when compared with a news program like Dateline, the show cost too much. More importantly, NBC...

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Eight Years After 9/11, Does Afghanistan Matter?

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 12:06 PM

On last week's "Left, Right, and Center", Arianna Huffington spoke forcefully about Afghanistan. Ridding the country of the Taliban was possible right after 9/11, but now, eight years later, it is folly to continue the fighting. Bush blew an opportunity leaving Obama entangled in a war he cannot win....

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Hate Pays: KFWB Radio Switches from News to Right Wing Talk

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 2:14 PM

The CBS-owned KFWB-AM has jumped the shark. Finding that news doesn't pay any better on the radio than it does in print, KFWB has gone all talk all the time.

Laura Schlessinger was a free ball, so KFWB grabbed the good doctor and decided to go native and jettison all...

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Right Wing S**T Storm Tries to Stop Health Care Reform

(6) Comments | Posted August 8, 2009 | 1:31 PM

August appears to be the cruelest month. With representatives returning home to meet with constituents to talk about the pressing issues of the day, the Right Wing has unleashed a mob to overwhelm every town hall meeting and ambush every member of Congress who dares to support President Obama's healthcare...

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