Category Archives: Common Decency

The Historic Day No One Really Expected

Both Keith Olbermann and ABC’s Robin Roberts were once sports reporters for ESPN who eventually ended up in what folks like to call the real news, although baseball and football and hockey and all the rest are real enough. Olbermann … Continue reading

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The Inevitable New Nihilism

Nihilism comes naturally to pretentious adolescents – everything is just wrong, and everyone (else) is so stupid, and nothing will ever get better. So there’s nothing to do but be sarcastic and cynical and dismissive. But chicks dig guys who … Continue reading

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The Obama Memo

Didn’t you get the memo? That’s the ultimate putdown in the business world – you’re a fool who has no clue about what’s really been going on, and things have changed dramatically, so you’ve been marginalized and will obviously be … Continue reading

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Common Decency

Well, this was nice:   On a morning of countless firsts in U.S. history, add this: Barack Obama’s inaugural speech is the first time a president has ever explicitly acknowledged not only “Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus” but non-believers … Continue reading

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