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Pointing a gun at every problem President Barack Obama addresses the country tonight on how we’ll deal with the emerging Islamic State. This is why he gets paid the big bucks, although admittedly not as many big bucks as the Koch brothers get paid for their mission to destroy the country. But the Islamic State […]

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The Tragedy Slut reveals himself I turned down a chance to interview Glenn Beck. Twice, in fact. Late in 2005, Beck was barnstorming the country with a multimedia Christmas extravaganza of holiday music, videos of flags snapping to attention in the breeze and his maudlin ramblings about American values. Beck’s publicist called me and asked […]

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Saving Sgt. Bergdahl The problem with guys like Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – and Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Pat Tillman – is they shed light on our dark sides. Snowden and Manning used their top-security jobs to expose classified information that confirmed the U.S. government is undermining some of its citizens’ most-treasured principles: That […]

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Living a fantasy life can be a killer Richard Martinez had an easy excuse if he had fallen into an absolute, sobbing despondency;  his 20-year-old son had been murdered in a shooting and stabbing spree last weekend in California. Instead, Martinez was a mix of appropriate emotion and room-silencing coherence as he spoke to a […]

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Allowing history to be the judge needn’t be a long wait History gets re-written every day. So it is once again with the death of Nelson Mandela. Jailed for 27 years because he led the fight against the South African policy of Apartheid, what many of our leaders are eager for us to forget is […]

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The definition of insanity I have a problem with the critics of Obama’s plan to stop Iran from building nuclear weapons. It is the same problem that I have with critics of the Affordable Care Act. And it is the same problem that I have with critics of the Senate’s decision to limit the ability […]

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Some guys get all the breaks I’m newly obsessed with Toronto Mayor Chris Farley, who admitted this week in a bizarre press conference that yes, he’s done crack, but only while in a drunken stupor. Yesterday morning, I tweeted this: If I was doing jail time in Toronto right now for crack, I’d be thinking: […]

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Plagiarizing from the pros Another day, another example of Rand Paul playing fast and loose with the rules of attribution. The evidence… Oh, pardon me. You are correct. I plagiarized that opening sentence. It was actually written by Josh Voorhees, in a column this morning for Slate.com. It doesn’t matter that I agree with the […]

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You want propylene glycol with those nuggets? The news on chicken nuggets is…. gross. A couple of recent studies of nuggets sold by two major fast-food outlets reveals that only 40 to 50 percent of that chicken is tender breast and succulent thigh meat. As you dig into that wax-paper box, the bulk of what […]

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Republicans: It’s treason in any language Let’s call the behavior of Congressional Republicans since the evening of Jan. 20, 2009, what it is: Treason. I was reminded of it this morning, while listening to an NPR interview with Saxby Chambliss. The Georgia Republican senator admitted that an extreme cabal of Republicans had engineered the government […]

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