Tag Archives: Slow News Day

Blue Tuesday

Anyone who grew up in Pittsburgh in the late forties and the fifties remembers Blue Laws – there were certain things no one could buy on Sundays, like booze of any kind, even if the bars were still open. In … Continue reading

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Fallout Day

Sometimes a slow news day is a good thing – everyone needs time to recover and put things in perspective. And this was the week that Obama finally endorsed same-sex marriage – as a basic right and a matter of … Continue reading

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Mendacity Squared

People lie because lying works. There was that seminal 1979 book on the matter – Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life – by the formidable Sissela Bok – the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners and married to the then-president of Harvard. … Continue reading

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Too Fast and Furious

There are slow news days, those days when what you see on the cable news shows and in the print and online media are perspective pieces, explaining the history and current details of this issue or that. But everyone knows … Continue reading

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Those Who Wait and Those Who Don’t

The middle of a long holiday weekend is when there is no big news in the world. And that goes double when the holiday is Labor Day and the day is Sunday. The Saturday college football games have been played, … Continue reading

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