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Hillary's Hubris

A pox on both your houses

  NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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The Greeks gave a name to this most human of 'only human' traits.

The Greeks gave a name to this most human of 'only human' traits; the Bard gave it dramatic staging; in 2016, the Americans made it a political...
#Hillary Clinton #Greece #Pyhrrus #Hubris #Donald Trump

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Forget the 5 Ws

It's not about the Who, Where, When, What or even Why

  JUNE 26, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

  AND Magazine  

The state of the Union, nay, the World, has to do with the crucual HOW.

It's Not About the Who, What, Where, When or the Why, but the HOW. Enter the extant indolent modern media--be they electronic, broadcast,...
#Privacy #Equal Rights #5th Amendment #Muslim #Islam

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☕️ Aaron Stipkovich

I challenge every American to stop your hate for the ‘other’ political party, and instead, apply passion to… https://t.co/a2tj2e938U

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I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject deserves equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.

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a Hill-Billy Ticket

Who else can offer two for one, huh?

  MAY 19, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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In an uprecedented act of either innovation or desperation, Mrs. Clinton abolished the Veep.

So, as you'll recall, we've been promised deja vu, circa 1992ish, by and for all who long for that ultimate Camelot annex, also known as Clinton, Part...
#Bill Clinton #Deja Vu #Hillary Clinton #Ringo Starr #Bridge

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Voices Of Someones

Animal Ambassadors Inspiring Compassion

  MARCH 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN HUMANITY  

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Changing the Way We Think About Farm Animals

Pam Ahern is on a walk with Edgar and E.T. Strange looks are directed at Ahern’s way: E.T. is a dog, and Edgar is a pig. People would cross parks...
#Pig #Cow #Farm #Cruelty-free #Animal

Louisa Lew

Mr. and Mrs. Wannabe

How Rev. Ike's mantra snatched the body politic's brains

  FEBRUARY 27, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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And, for the same 'reason' that lotteries have been discovered by nations and states the world over

"The lack of money is the root of all evil!" Thus spake that faux Zarathustra, a.k.a. the late Chicago minister/shepherd to his acquisitive sheep back...
#Donald Trump #Angelina Jolie #Wealth #Money #Barack Obama

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Mirror, Mirror

How Our Mapless Ship of State's Been Attacked by Snarks

  FEBRUARY 2, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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'I sell the things you need to be, I'm the smiling face on your TV'.

Neon lights, a Nobel Prize Then a mirror speaks, the reflection lies You don't have to follow me Only you can set me free I sell the things you...
#Snark #Trump-eting #World #Time #Living Colour

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From Hungar...Y

Why are we suprised by this former Axis ally in WWII?

  SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN FOREIGN POLICY  

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Adding to the mayhem and pandemonium is the silence of the wealthy Muslim nations...

From Nostradamus to ECRE, the EU's handling of genuine refugees is best described with the colloquialism 'from...
#Silence #Refugees #World #European #Axis

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Someone Rotten in Denmark

Marcellus & Cassandra, Unheeded at Europe

  FEBRUARY 15, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

  AND Magazine  

Yes, Marcellus is forgotten, along with the warning he voiced for a civilized Hamlet.

There it is, in Act One, Scene Four, remembered, yet unheeded in the very northern Europe where it was once (albeit fictionally) uttered. And not...
#Hamlet #Denmark #Precrime #P.k. Dick

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Governor Mario Cuomo Dies

Three-time governor of New York was 82

  JANUARY 1, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

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His death came on the same day that his eldest son, Andrew Cuomo, delivered inaugural addresses...

Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to...
#Democrat #Mario Cuomo #New York Governor

Aaron Stipkovich

American Suicide: Packed

(Un)happiness is a warm gun

  SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

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Hair-brained owners of hair-trigger paranoia enough to compete with Mad Max Gibson in Israel.

In the well-remembered/regarded Eastwood film 'Unforgiven' the opening scenes depict wild-eyed saddle tramps riding into some arid territorial...
#Guns #2nd Amendment #Mel Gibson #Ross Perot

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Crimea Riven

It's Vlad the Annexer, Out for Blood?

  MARCH 20, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

  AND Magazine  

So, then, what's the potential fallout of this bloody scenario?

Vlad the Impaler--that original blood sucker of Bram Stoker infamy--lives, after all. This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with...
#Crimea #Vladmir Putin #Russia #Vampire #Nato

J B Pravda

Pizza Diplomacy

If it worked in Bobtown, it could work in Moscow

  MARCH 9, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT  

  AND Magazine  

Could we get Putin to sample pizza with Hawaiian pineapple slices?

I think Corporate America is getting back to its roots and returning to the basics when it resorts to what has long worked for it in the...
#Vladmir Putin #Russia #Bobtown Pizza #Korea

John Sammon

California Catastrophe

Drought-stricken California will burn this summer.

  JANUARY 19, 2014 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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People like Al Jardine build expensive homes where none should be.

It's like nothing I've ever seen in my memory which goes back to the time I was four years old and in all the years I've lived in...
#Water #Drought #California #Conservation

John Sammon

Putin on the Fritz

K is for my Kremlin, G is for Gotcha and B is for bigotry

  OCTOBER 6, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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What will you, Vladimir, leave your people, and the world? Another Cherynobl?

Like that memorable phrase from that religious dude, 'dark night of the soul', consider this the 'cold Siberia of the cell'--the cell...
#Kgb #Putin #Fritz #Cherynobl #Vlad

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

The complete "I Have A Dream" speech given August 28, 1963

  AUGUST 28, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

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I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be...

On August 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He...
#Martin Luther King #Jr. #Dream #Civil Rights

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Husky: A Cameo

Humping with the grunts in Vietnam

  APRIL 24, 2013 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS  

  AND Magazine  

The Hippie Lieutenant

November, 1967. On the Cambodian-Laotian borders. As much as it was the United States Army's intention to bomb to smithereens and defoliate the...
#Vietnam #War #Military #Husky

Anthony St. John

Julia Stiles

From Shakespeare to Dexter

  MAY 23, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT  

  AND Magazine  

Winning awards for her first two leading roles was a telling start for this bright, young star.

When I think of a versatile actress, one that is hard to characterize because she has had many different roles, I think of Julia Stiles. Looking at...
#Julia Stiles #Actress #Nicky Parsons #Bourne #Dexter

Kara Werth

The evil that men do

John Wilkes Booth and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

  APRIL 15, 2012 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE  

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There is no sure foundation set on blood, No certain life achieved by another's death.

"There is no sure foundation set on blood, No certain life achieved by another's death" -- William Shakespeare, King...
#Abraham Lincoln #John Wilkes Booth #Assassination

Anthony Bergen

Dog day afternoon, 2012

Why American Politics Would Keep Countless Nuns Praying 24/7

  DECEMBER 12, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT  

  AND Magazine  

Since the middle ages there's been a word for this dumb show (also medieval): mummery.

Welcome to politics, American style, where 2012 promises to make and break all records, including the putative 'records' kept somewhere out...
#Vote #2012 #Hamlet #Denmark #Election #Bachmann

J B Pravda

Hack(ney)ed to Death

in the land of the Dumbed, the cliched hack is King/Queen

  AUGUST 18, 2011 AND MAGAZINE IN CULTURE  

  AND Magazine  

Our tongues are tied up and apparently held for ransom.

While I might seem a 'little bit' peeved, even 'outraged', 'at the end of the day' today's colloquialism is, well,...
#Cliches #Dumb #Wordsmith #Unacceptable #Outraged

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