Category Archives: Political Trends

Trending Now

Pittsburgh in the late fifties and early sixties was just fine, but we all knew real life was happening elsewhere. Teenagers know such things. It wasn’t just that the parents picked up the Sunday New York Times each week and … Continue reading

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Political Magic

Over on Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Cherokee, you’ll find Hollywood Magic – but you can’t drop in and buy anything there. You have to be a professional magician. No one else is supposed to know how these things are … Continue reading

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Fallout Day

Sometimes a slow news day is a good thing – everyone needs time to recover and put things in perspective. And this was the week that Obama finally endorsed same-sex marriage – as a basic right and a matter of … Continue reading

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Adjusting Our Cultural Icons

Okay – it’s over. That would be the single most unifying event in American life, the Super Bowl. And the game is over now too – the underdog Giants beat the always-on-top and now quite tiresome Patriots. And even those … Continue reading

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Trending Now

There is always the news – singular significant events – and what might be called the metadata, which is the news about the news. You can report on a singular event and then slip in a few words about the … Continue reading

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