Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pick the losers, and you’re a winner in the fall TV cancellation contest

What a great idea!  That I didn’t think of this first is just part of the explanation for my career arc, but what say we stick with the fun for now. Over at Grantland, Andy Greenwald has a terrific post that … Continue reading

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The man says media bias isn’t a problem, it’s a solution; thoughts?

Are you like me, do you just love the press criticism?  (Of course you are; of course you do.)  Well, I correspond today with news of the new location for Jack Shafer, who was laid off last month by Slate, … Continue reading

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That’s one small step for the Pentagon, one giant leap for the U.S.A.

Today is the first day without the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, which since its  implementation in 1993 forced more than 13,000 gay Americans out of the armed forces and multiple tens of thousands more to hide their homosexuality to … Continue reading

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Another poignant anniversary related to the most recent poignant anniversary

Remembering “Americans sustained by their faith in the wrongness of other people’s faith.” (Click the pic) Thanks, “The Daily Show” and Comedy Central.

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Reflecting on September 11: a call to our better angels

In the entry hallway at our house we have a framed picture of the night skyline of Lower Manhattan as seen from New Jersey, the twinkling twin towers of the World Trade Center the focal point.  The caption under the … Continue reading

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