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Death to Democracy!

Amidst all the good news about the upcoming Presidential Election, it’s easy to believe that the “fabric of democracy,” as John McCain referred to it in the last Debate, is...
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Sometime Around Midnight…

I come at this from several angles. Firstly, my ears were prepped to pay attention to The Airborne Toxic Event song “Sometime Around Midnight” by DJ John Richards on the...
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The Debate In Short

Thanks to my friend Lisa for forwarding this link first thing this morning. The similarities are uncanny! Neil Hefti, composer of the Batman theme – covered during its time by...
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The Choice

We cannot expect one man to heal every wound, to solve every major crisis of policy. So much of the Presidency, as they say, is a matter of waking up...
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Register to Race

In some States across the USA, today is the last day for registering to vote in next month’s elections. In New York State and others, that deadline is Friday, October...
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And now for the good news

Forget the debates for a moment. We’ll call last night’s VP face-off a draw. (And we’ll recommend a bonus to Palin’s coaches.) A NYTimes/CBS poll conducted between Sep 26-30 showed...
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The Great Schlep

It’s Rosh Hoshannah today: schools in New York are closed for the Jewish holiday. Seems a perfect time, then, to point those readers who’ve yet to see it or hear...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download (of sorts): Jon Stewart

I got an e-mail this week from a close friend in Australia, who had just discovered American comedian/hero Jon Stewart, via his interview with Tony Blair last week. This could...
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