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American La(n)d

Welcoming 73 new citizens – myself among them – to the United States on Thursday November 29, Judge Lawrence E. Khan, the Presiding United States District Court Judge, said the...
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And you thought Churchill drank?

I watched Amazing Grace last night, via Netflix. I found it a better movie than most English period pieces, perhaps because from my end because I’m more readily attracted to...
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Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

I know a few people who would like to issue a fresh Declaration of Independence right now – and I count among them the significant majority of American residents who...
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The Sound of Silence

Tune your computer to your favorite Internet radio station today and you may find yourself listening, not to music, but to silence. To protest the new royalty rates set by...
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Gill-igan’s Island

Sunday’s NY Times printed a couple of Op-Ed essays from prominent Brits, examining Tony Blair’s legacy. A. A. Gill, in discussing why Blair leaves office “loathed, mocked and despised,” turned...
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Marty Markowitz: Still a fat F***

George W. Bush is not the only President to fire those who don’t rubber-stamp his policies. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz – who calls himself a Democrat – is cut...
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Sons Of Sakhnin United

I’m heading to Manhattan this evening to see Sons of Sakhnin United premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Though this is the first truly public screening of the film, I’ve...
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Carbon Dioxide is Good For You!

With Earth Day fast approaching, major corporations are falling over themselves in their rush to jump on the Green Bandwagon. Home Depot is giving away 1,000,000 CFL lightbulbs this Sunday....
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