Monthly Archives: August 2015

Getting Nasty Again

History has been kind to Harry Truman. During his presidency no one thought much of him, but years later his bluntness and honesty made up for him being a bit of a hick. He did give ’em hell. On the … Continue reading

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Out in the Midday Sun

Gilbert and Sullivan may have invented and perfected the patter-song with that Model Major-General ditty but Noel Coward was no slouch with his Mad Dogs and Englishmen number. Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun – as … Continue reading

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Adaptive Christianity

Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress on September 24, the first time the head of the Roman Catholic Church has ever done that. House Speaker John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio, himself a Catholic, invited him, without … Continue reading

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America’s Women

From 1969 through 1974 Israel was fine with Golda Meir. From 1979 through 1990 the Brits were fine with Margaret Thatcher. Since 2005 the Germans have been fine with Angela Merkel. A woman can lead a nation. It’s no big … Continue reading

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Committing Journalism

The seventies were an odd time – CNN just presented a series on those years – something to fill the summer months – but of course much was left out. They didn’t mention the cultural shift that happened in 1976 … Continue reading

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A Long Way

“Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.” ~ Chris Lowe Chris Lowe should know. He’s one half of the pop duo Pet Shop Boys – and the world of pop music is filled … Continue reading

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The Voice of Some of the People

The voice of the people is the voice of God – Vox Populi, Vox Dei – words everyone used to mutter back when any reasonably educated person knew Latin – but a fairly commonplace idea. There are experts, and there … Continue reading

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