Category Archives: politics

The Value of Fire and Fury

While not perfect, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury – Inside the Trump White House offers value Americans need right now. The White House is working diligently to discredit this portrait of a presidency’s first months but reporters and Washington insiders … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Epiphany

“It’s the final countdown…” The was the song playing when I got bagels this morning. Hard not to smirk. Harder to dismiss in this, the era of American divisiveness. But we haven’t lost all hope, not yet. At least that’s … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution Suggestion: Listen to The Doctor

“They say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one….” As the decade that was 2017 finally ends, I keep thinking of advice spoken in the final moments of a beloved character’s existence (at least in this incarnation – … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Applaud  Tina Fey’s “Cake” 

Social media is blowing up about Tina Fey’s appearance on Weekend Update Summer Edition, accusing her of white privilege and insensitivity, and all that blame misses several points. Tina Fey’s piece is brilliant and brave and aimed right at Nazis … Continue reading

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Washington, DC or Local Schools: Which is America?

I had two diametrically opposed experiences today. One was the Jeff Sessions Session. The other was a local high school academic awards dinner. And it struck during the dinner that I had witnessed staggeringly different expressions of America within hours … Continue reading

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150 Words on The Daily Show: an Oral History

Jon Stewart changed television, and possibly the country, with his 16 years on The Daily Show. Love him or hate him, his impact persists. And this engaging book demonstrates why.   Retold almost entirely in quotes from the participants, the book … Continue reading

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A Few Short Words: Did Lady Gaga Move America Toward a Serious Third Party?

I’ve held this post for a week thinking I may be suffering from incurable Washingtonitis, but …  Did Lady Gaga actually role model the foundational concept for a new political party during the opening of her Super Bowl performance?  Hear … Continue reading

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