Tag Archives: Wolf Blitzer

Carefully Saying That What You Say Is Not What You’re Saying

In spite of our pride in our having codified free speech and a free press – we started with the rule that you can say what you want and print what you want – there is an American tradition of … Continue reading

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Regarding Our Department of Jihad

There is the police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order – it’s been on the air since 1990 and made its creator, Dick Wolf, a rich man, and has kept NBC afloat, barely. And it spawned Law & … Continue reading

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The Virtual Agora

The ancient Greeks had the agora – the open marketplace, where, along with buying the day’s zucchini and feta and bad wine, the affairs of the day were discussed, and the big questions pondered. That’s where we get the concept … Continue reading

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