Tag Archives: Abortion

Institutionalized Shouting

The day arrives late out here in Los Angeles. When the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard – like in that once wildly popular Sheryl Crow song (although three blocks up the hill here the sun comes up over … Continue reading

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The Broccoli News

Some days are newsier than others, and that’s always a problem for the cable news channels, and the three networks still doing nightly half-hour news shows, which hardly anyone watches these days, and for news radio, which has to compress … Continue reading

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To Be Blunt About It

Almost there – one more presidential debate to go, and the next morning it will be two weeks until the election, with the World Series and Halloween in there somewhere, and probably a few other things no one could have … Continue reading

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Sailing on Defiance

Our Navy has never been all that systematic about naming ships. When we fought the Japanese in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor, the aircraft carriers were the Hornet and the Enterprise and so on – suggestive of clever resolve and … Continue reading

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Everything in Kansas City

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” That’s the last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1925 novel about that Gatsby fellow – and of course it is full of deep meaning. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Dark Sunday

Sometimes there’s just not much to say. You just watch. Things are what they are. The most recent Gallup national tracking poll shows Rick Santorum has opened up a six-point lead over Mitt Romney and on Sunday, February 19, Reuters (and all … Continue reading

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Understanding the Underlying Thinking

Oh, it was a minor issue: Representative Michele Bachmann seems to have found the issue she believes will allow her to distinguish herself from Gov. Rick Perry in their fight for the Republican presidential nomination – the vaccination of young girls against a sexually … Continue reading

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