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Steven Van Zandt

Entries by Steven Van Zandt

The Democrats Blew It

(862) Comments | Posted September 8, 2012 | 6:59 PM

It is understandable why the Dems are quite proud of their mostly very well run convention.

And understandable why all of the reasonably objective pundits were impressed by the truly wonderful prime time speeches, maybe Clinton's best ever and that's saying something.

But when all of the comparisons to the...

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Hyde Park: A Final Thought

(133) Comments | Posted July 21, 2012 | 10:20 AM

It is obvious by now that everyone regrets the plug being pulled prematurely last Saturday night. The list of potential culprits who turn out to be fanatical fans of Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Rock in general, extend beyond Jim Allen (CEO of Hard Rock "I don't tell Bruce Springsteen...

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It's the Performance, Stupid!

(168) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:24 PM

Like most people out of work, I've been tuning in and out of the traveling comedy show called the Republican Primaries alternately amused, astounded, and appalled, like everybody else.

I finally watched the last three debates (numbers 104, 105, 106) from beginning to end and I have to say, I...

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The Best Movie of the Year

(72) Comments | Posted January 16, 2012 | 6:57 PM

Like most people, I've always felt using words like "best" when applied to art is a fun way for critics to stay busy at the end of the year, and I guess a good way to help get ratings for awards shows, which is fine.

Other than that,...

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There Is Only One Issue In America

(1686) Comments | Posted December 10, 2011 | 11:56 AM

I was obsessed with politics in the '80s. I've recovered and I'm feeling much better now thank you.

By the time I realized, as interesting as it was, I'd better stop this stuff and try to earn a living, I had discovered many of our social problems and quality of...

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Snow Flower Soars Above the Lowest Common Denominator Culture

(17) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 8:52 PM

I will never be mistaken for a movie reviewer, but I just saw a film that struck me as both important and one that might slip under our increasingly comic book and video game dominated pop culture radar.

In the spirit of full disclaimer, my usual taste in...

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Debt Ceiling? What Debt Ceiling?

(534) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 8:50 PM

First of all, just because the Tea Party people appear to be generally uneducated, ignorant about the political process, ignorant about economics, confused about their own platform from the beginning, and indelicate when it comes to the craft of diplomacy, doesn't mean they're wrong.

  • They're right...

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We Need An Emergency Boss

(53) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 3:54 PM

Once again we have witnessed the incredible generosity of the people of the world, always ready to help in a crisis no matter how desperate their own economic state, and once again we have embarrassed ourselves with yet another too-little-too-late, pathetically inefficient, and shockingly ineffective relief and rescue effort. I'm...

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