Monthly Archives: March 2013

GOING FOR SUCCINCT: A Facebook comment sums up my thoughts about President Obama and the 2013 American moment…

[This comment was posted in response to a liberal friend’s observation that Obamacare is actually helping some people.  It’s a reasonable point, but I still felt compelled to remind my friend of the precarious moment that America is in.] I … Continue reading

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Basketball & Politics Fantasy Camp — my March madness REVEALED!

[And now, if the reader will permit a brief interruption in my latest blog series, let’s take a quick, surreal walk on the slightly weird (if not totally wild) side.  This one goes out to CJ, Carl & Frank, and … Continue reading

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Just one more thing about the new pope… VOX POPULI!

UPDATE: In researching the new pontiff’s past for a recent blog, I found the following passage from a Washington Post article particularly interesting with respect to (then Father) Jorge Bergoglio’s support for the dictatorship of General Jorge Videla, during the 1970s and 1980s.  … Continue reading

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Hitting some highlights of my recent NEWSing activities (cont.)

Part II: OPUS DEI & THE CIA, THE DEATH OF HUGO CHAVEZ Moving on from the matter of the migration of the papal miter (the migrating-miter matter), I’ll nonetheless remain on the subject of the Catholic Church, particularly its less … Continue reading

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Hitting some highlights of my recent NEWSing activities

Part I: MEET THE NEW POPE, SAME AS THE OLD POPE… Okay, that’s not really fair, even if it is too close to the truth for comfort.  But let’s make the due distinctions between the two popes currently living in … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart interviews Rachel Maddow — featuring bright moments, some shilling, and sins of omission

Lately I’ve been catching up on a few missed episodes of The Daily Show, finding some worthwhile segments and interviews along the way.  I found particularly interesting last Thursday’s (2/28/13) interview with MSNBC superstar Rachel Maddow.  Having recently lumped both … Continue reading

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Of Metaphors and Men… or A Tale of Two Metaphors

Part 1: “IT, the Creature That Dismantled My Country!” For my recent weeklong trip to Arizona, I packed just two books: one was Lawrence Lessig’s (non-fiction, political) Republic, Lost, and the other was a Theodore Sturgeon short story collection titled … Continue reading

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