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Watching People Die For Dinner

We had the TV on last night while eating some Holiday leftovers. Wanted to watch some of the news coming out of Iowa. I don’t like the horse race aspect...
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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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