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Obama’s “Trayvon”

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Fighting Terror with Terror

Words: Keep Calm…And Trivialize On

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  Make That “Boston Weak” It’s hard to go anywhere these days without seeing a variety of tee shirts and paraphernalia emblazoned with the first three words of that famous saying abruptly followed by a fatuous phrase created by the wearer, their group or some foolish merchandiser.  “Keep Calm and Rape” was briefly the fashion […]

Happy Fourth Through (Snowden’s) Prism

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  Liberty, Freedom and Privacy America’s original patriots bristled when King George’s soldiers and sailors bullied citizens through stop and search, impressment and forced quartering in their homes.  Even staid and loyal subjects like George Washington became first peeved and then outraged at the erosion of their sense of  liberty and freedom. Edward Snowden, recent […]

The Apparition

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Here we are, on the cusp of Memorial Day, when we honor and remember those who died serving our country.

The Red Line of Right

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  Walking Obama Back Yesterday’s New York Times had one of those “Washington Insider” stories wherein presidential advisers express dismay of pants-peeing proportion that the guy in charge actually said what he felt about a morally troubling issue.  Time to get him back in the box. Here’s the President’s quote  from an earlier NYT article: […]

Tsarnaev and McVeigh: The Price We Pay?

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  Doctrine, Disaffection and Violence The news is full of stories of the FBI and others “scrambling” for clues to understand the motivation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the chief Boston Bomber.  So far we know that he was unsuccessful as a boxer, married, a father, unemployed and a follower of “radical Islam.” Patriot Gone Awry Tsarnaev’s trajectory […]

A Vietnam Rememberance

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I got to know them, if just a bit, and was honored to be tagging along. They are a class act.

Baghdad in Boston

Yesterday in Iraq there were explosions in Baghdad, Fallujah, Tikrit, Samarra, and Hilla.

Queer as an NBA Point Guard

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   A Man in Uniform? Former NBA coach Phil Jackson made news of a sort this week when he asserted that he had “never run into” a gay professional basketball player. And, according to Huff Post, San Francisco 49ers player Chris Culliver told Artie Lange that he would not welcome gay players in the NFL or on his […]

History and Race: March 18, 1942

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  The War Relocation Act Seventy-one years ago today Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring 120,000 mostly Japanese-Americans to report for forced relocation. In the wake of the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, politicians, leaders and many others concluded that all Americans exhibiting the features of Japanese ancestry were potential spies, soldiers or […]

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