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Guide to Modern Political Speech

September 7th, 2004 · Comments Off on Guide to Modern Political Speech · Uncategorized

Ed Cone nails it: Stop interrupting me while I’m shouting. Feel the crushing weight of my arguments, which are built on logic and constructed from facts that are sturdy and sound. You just whine about how you feel. Your information is flawed because it came from a source I know to be aligned with the […]

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Big Bother

September 6th, 2004 · Comments Off on Big Bother · Uncategorized

On the very stupid but still personally appealing reality game show “Big Brother,” I find myself wanting to smack the very stupid and personally unappealing host. Not just because she’s a dull-as-dishwater robot host. Not because she frequently wears outfits entirely inappropriate for her age. Not even because she’s got the interviewing skills of wet […]

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Dangerous Words

September 3rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Dangerous Words · Uncategorized

The Supreme Court, in discussing the abuse of government power in the name of national security, is apparently a threat to national security: “The danger to political dissent is acute where the Government attempts to act under so vague a concept as the power to protect ‘domestic security.’ Given the difficulty of defining the domestic […]

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I solemnly swear

September 2nd, 2004 · Comments Off on I solemnly swear · Uncategorized

If there is one thing which makes clear what is deeply wrong with the current administration, it is this – loyalty oaths: On Sunday evening, my friend Julie and I met each other around the corner from Roseland Ballroom and went straight to the ticket booth to collect our invitations. “Do you pledge your allegiance […]

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Pimping the pooch

September 1st, 2004 · Comments Off on Pimping the pooch · Uncategorized

Like many New Yorkers, Leo, my dog, likes to people-watch. Actually, he prefers to dog-watch, but since dogs are almost exclusively tethered to people, he’s learned to people-watch by proxy. He’s got three spots on our usual route that he likes to hang out, waiting for possible playmates and mooching scratches from kind passers-by. Even […]

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