Tag Archives: political culture

Dirty tricks in Christie’s administration and divisiveness from LePage

There was a time, not so very long ago, when Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was a frequent visitor to Maine and a top-tier presidential candidate. Within his state, Christie’s job approval has slipped to 35 percent. New Jersey’s bond rating has been downgraded nine times. Nationally and in New Jersey, Christie’s star has […]

Nora Ephron’s Washington

Confession: Whenever I see or hear Carl Bernstein (of the Watergate reporter team Woodward and Bernstein), I think of Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Heartburn is based on her life with Bernstein, on when, while pregnant, she discovered he was having an affair. It is funny, sad, poignant — with recipes yet. Most of the news […]