Category Archives: Cheney and Torture

No Heads Exploded

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – the day heads didn’t explode all across Washington. This was the day In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir – Dick Cheney’s new book – finally hit bookstores everywhere. “There are gonna be heads … Continue reading

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The General

The general in question is David Petraeus – born in Cornwall-on-Hudson just up the river from Manhattan, and just five miles north of West Point. And he went to West Point of course, and in 1974 graduated in the top … Continue reading

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Now It’s About Nothing

There are national holidays about nothing, like Guy Fawkes Day in England, celebrating the day in 1605 when Parliament didn’t blow up. That actually is a celebration of stopping, at the last moment, a major urban terrorist attack by a … Continue reading

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Elmer Fudd Returns

If you know your classic cartoons – from the days long before SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer – you know that Bugs Bunny was always pursued by the odd little hunter, the little bald fellow with the shotgun, Elmer … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Great Debate

Perhaps high schools still have debate clubs – or perhaps with schools budgets being what they are, those days are long gone. But they were useful: The major goal of the study of debate as a method or art is … Continue reading

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Cheney, the Movie

Even for someone who has lived in Hollywood for twenty years – a very strange place – you know there are certain things that just won’t fly. Okay, you’re a screenwriter and you and your agent finally land that pitch … Continue reading

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Les Jeux Sont Faits

Les Jeux Sont Faits – Sartre, from the mid-forties – a dismal book about what you can do to make things better in this world. Good luck with that – the book is about how things in this life are … Continue reading

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