Steve Lipman

About Steve Lipman

Steve Lipman is a writer in Los Angeles whose irreverent approach to the serious issues of the day goes where angels fear to tread.

The Last Supper Redux

Southern California residents are familiar with the Pageant of the Masters that takes place each summer in Laguna Beach. The pageant is a performance where “art comes to life.” Real live people pose as famous works of art, looking exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces—same setting, same costumes, and so on. Performances ran each

By | 2018-08-31T14:32:51+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

How Strange It Is!

If the kids on "Stranger Things" could find their way through The Upside Down, it’s not such a strange thing for a 14-year-old boy to turn Vermont’s gubernatorial primary upside down. Ethan Sonneborn is too young to vote, but in the great state of Vermont, he could still run for governor. So he did. Alas, Ethan

By | 2018-08-23T10:57:45+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|

Brett Kavanaugh’s America

There's so much being said about Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's choice for the Supreme Court. How can anyone keep up? If you’re reading American Greatness, you’ve probably read about the judge’s impeccable credentials and character. And if you saw Kavanaugh address the press at the White House after the president introduced him, you

By | 2018-07-24T14:30:01+00:00 July 25th, 2018|

Declaration of Independence: New and Improved

Democrats, looking to burnish their patriotic bona fides—a high priority for them, what with a new Gallup poll indicating only 32 percent of their flock are “extremely proud” to be Americans—are using the week’s Independence Day festivities as a backdrop for displaying their revolutionary spirit. Led by Schumer and Pelosi, affectionately known as Benedict and Arnold,

By | 2018-07-05T16:37:38+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

No More Kennedys!

It’s been almost 31 years to the day. On July 1, 1987, President Reagan nominated Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Finally, a Bork-alike will get the chance to take that seat on the Court. It was Anthony Kennedy, the third choice to fill the Court vacancy, who ended up serving all these years after

By | 2018-06-27T12:18:44+00:00 June 27th, 2018|

The Crying Game

So a crying child is big news. And her photo is everywhere. Why? Because it’s Trump’s fault. That’s a familiar refrain, that’s getting a bit old, don’t you think? Children cry. That’s what they do. Anytime, anywhere. They even cry at Disneyland. Ever blow the rent money on a full array of Disney schlock for

By | 2018-06-22T15:27:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Modern Camp

Hola madre, hola padre, aquí estoy en Casa San Diego. OK, it’s not summer camp. And we all can feel bad about the immigrant children, separated from parents who brought them into this country illegally. But keep in mind, the parents committed a crime. Unfortunately, when parents do the crime, the kids do the time.

By | 2018-06-19T17:50:08+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Roseanne Got Fired . . . What About the NFL Players Again?

Roseanne Barr just got fired. ABC canceled her show. Roseanne works for a private company. When she tapes her show before a studio audience, she’s not free to make assorted comments, political or otherwise. She can’t do whatever she likes just to make a statement. Remember, freedom of speech doesn’t apply to a private workplace.

By | 2018-05-29T13:59:41+00:00 May 29th, 2018|