Monthly Archives: August 2012

Liz Smith: Political Victims, Tabloid Victims

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“IF THERE is to be a future, it will wear the crown of feminine design,” said Sri Aurobindo. But will it? The Congress and its conservative majority are trying to end Roe vs. Wade, decimate Planned Parenthood and fight the abortion fight all over again. They are openly waging war on America’s women. This caused […]

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Dear Margo: Paparazzi in Your Home

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: FEARLESS. FABULOUS

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“ABLE TO face fear or danger without flinching … resolute … invulnerable … valiant … venturesome.” That is a a portion of the dictionary definition of the word “fearless.” I DON’T know Madonna well enough (believe it or not) to assess that she is actually without fear as a woman, or a human being. In […]

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Dear Margo: A Teacher’s Tears

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Gossip Fades a Bit as Politics Heats Up

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“THEY PRAY TO Jesus and bow to Ayn Rand,” writes Allegra Smith about The Tea Party-ers who are gathered in Tampa. I want to recommend that followers of this column might call up something called “Clusterfuck Nation” — whether you approve of the name of the site or not. It is written by author James […]

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Liz Smith: Today’s Ultimate Survivor

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“LISTEN could we just say I’m Switzerland on that one? I’d rather remain neutral, publicly.” That was Donny Osmond’s response when I asked him how he felt about a Mormon candidate for president — Mitt Romney — and would the fact of Romney’s faith affect Donny’s vote in November? (Osmond is famously Mormon himself.) But, […]

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Liz Smith: The Wise Words of “The Best Man”

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“GEORGE Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the founders were almost to a man isolationists. We had a big country, it was new. We had a lot to do. We have no business fighting a war. It’s none of our business … “The word democracy is never mentioned in the Constitution of the United States, or […]

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Liz Smith: Will We Lose the Vote?!

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“I DO care!” says your writer Liz Smith. So I won’t be one of those people who says, “I don’t care who wins just so it is fair and equal.” Because life is never “fair” and “equal.” Look closely at how the GOP in state after state is trying to disenfranchise voters who are black, […]

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Dear Margo: I Vote for Symbolism

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: The Queen Is Not Amused

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“ETERNAL NOTHINGNESS is fine if you happen to be dressed for it,” says Woody Allen. THERE’S NOTHNG like an attractive man in a beautifully tailored suit. And there’s nothing like an attractive man in … nothing. Take Playboy’s Style Icons. Playboy refers to them as “The Bespoke Bruisers: Tough Guys Who Know How to Wear […]

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