Monthly Archives: July 2013

There’s something ‘real’ phony going on

July 31, 2013
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There’s something ‘real’ phony going on

Depending upon what start date you use, last Wednesday President Obama started somewhere between his 10th to 19th “pivot to the economy” tour. If you missed it, don’t worry, you missed nothing of economic significance. Keystone XL is still not approved, the EPA is still raging against carbon, and the Obamacare express is barreling full…

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Even disco’s better than this

July 24, 2013
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Even disco’s better than this

I belong to that group of Americans born at the end of the “boomers”, but before the gen X’rs.  Born too late for “Howdy Doody” and “The Mickey Mouse Club”, too old to be mentored by Big Bird and Oscar, we grew up sandwiched between the white wonder-bread of the 50’s and the multi-grain mix…

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In the race for ratings, it’s all about “race”

July 17, 2013
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In the race for ratings, it’s all about “race”

Two trials, almost two decades apart, both ending in the same two words: “Not Guilty”. Both had the nation holding its collective breath while the jury deliberated. Both had millions across that same nation give a collective “gasp” as they came to grips with the fact that the man they all felt would be spending…

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Egyptian military did not act in a vacuum

July 10, 2013
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Egyptian military did not act in a vacuum

This time last week Americans were reflecting upon the sesquicentennial of the bloodiest battle in our history and the battles that birthed a nation eight decades before that. This time last week millions of Egyptians were cheering in the streets as their military stepped in and removed Egypt’s first democratically elected president in its thousands…

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Obama or Morsi — Morsi or Obama?

July 5, 2013
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Obama or Morsi — Morsi or Obama?

Is President Obama a student of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi or did Morsi learn from Obama?  A provocative question for sure, but tis not a question without answer. It was one of Yogi Berra’s “déjà vu all over again” moments.  Wolf Blitzer had been droning on in the background from his Situation Room studio…

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Of Founders’ furrowed brows and Brownstein’s fretting words

July 4, 2013
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I have not one doubt in my mind that if the Founding Fathers were around today, their brows would be furrowed and sadness and bewilderment be upon their faces. And one and all, they would have but one, single question: What have we done to their beloved nation? Yes, in terms of civil rights, economics,…

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