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The Other Thing

Back in the late seventies, when Saturday Night Live was actually hip and funny, they had Roseanne Roseannadanna – the scattered and rude reporter played by Gilda Radner. Her “Weekend Update” co-anchor Jane Curtin would stare in amazement as this … Continue reading

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The Counterattack

This Trump thing has gone on long enough. He was a joke. He was supposed to implode. Okay, he didn’t. Thirty percent of Republican primary voters, more or less, given the day, want him to be the Republican nominee, and … Continue reading

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Dark Days Returning

November 22, 2015 – a good day to remember how dark the sixties were. Fifty-two years ago, on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. That was sophomore year in high school. The news came on the speakers … Continue reading

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The Final Descent

The nation is always in decline. At one point it was rock ‘n’ roll – Elvis swiveled his hips and all decency had been abandoned, until one Sunday night Ed Sullivan booked him for a few numbers and told America … Continue reading

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Never Choosing Sides

Reporters shouldn’t choose sides: CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott has been suspended for two weeks, a source at CNN confirmed to POLITICO. Earlier on Thursday Labott had tweeted about the House voting on a bill that would make it … Continue reading

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American Mockingbirds

Derision isn’t persuasion, and mocking someone’s absurd views will not shame them into changing those views. They’ll just get angry that you made them look bad and then find any way they can to show you that they’re right. They’ll … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the Problem

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, President Obama was in the Philippines and still frustrated with the Republicans, who seem to want a new war in the Middle East and are calling for a halt to the entry of any Syrian refugees, … Continue reading

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