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A Review of 2016: At Last, Power to the People

Following the deaths, in 2016, of David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Garry Shandling, and Leonard Cohen, it’s easy to feel as though a pervasive gloom has settled over us. Fortunately, though, the year now coming to a close has also … Continue reading

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Stop losing, start winning

A few of us agreed to meet after work, in appreciation of Patricia on her last day with us before starting a new job. We settled on a low-key kind of restaurant with outdoor seating by the Hudson, a five … Continue reading

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An America That Elects Donald Trump Isn’t Great, And Never Was

Can we now all agree: America was never great. Particularly before you live here, America is easy to fall in love with. For one, it’s massive. Romantic notions of San Francisco, New Orleans, and Boston can comfortably co-exist – even though, in … Continue reading

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Is this what passes for quality journalism these days?

Forgive me. There are so many provocations in the world that are sensible to resist – and here, now, I’m going to do the opposite. Blame Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize (either way, in 2016, do be sure to … Continue reading

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(Bang Bang) Disrespectfully Disagreeing with the Gun Lobby

Poor form, I know, to a) not post anything for ages and then b) climb back into the saddle with something verging on the rant-like. I won’t make either a habit, I promise. For the moment, though, what can I … Continue reading

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Republican Strategy Memo

Figured I’d take a week off blogging this Thanksgiving week. Not, though, a week off from posting… Here’s a little something I came across out in the farther reaches of the blogosphere a couple nights ago (what can I say? … Continue reading

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Bush’s War: The Director’s Commentary

I just finished watching FRONTLINE’s two-part Iraq War documentary Bush’s War. Fascinating stuff. And the Director’s Commentary was amazing… Can’t believe they got all the major players to share their thoughts: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Powell. Here are some excerpts I … Continue reading

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