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DICK CHENEY: A LEGACY OF INTOLERANCE, LIES, HYPOCRISY AND TREASON

Dick Cheney, former vice president, former Secretary of Defense, former chief of staff, yada, yada, yada walks among us, defying the laws of nature. After repeated heart attacks which, in itself seems a contradiction in terms, the man refuses to … Continue reading

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR AND THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Michelle Obama was reinstated as the First Lady yesterday in a small ceremony officiated by Chief Justice John Roberts, while Joe Biden was sworn in for his second term as Vice President by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The Constitution mandates the … Continue reading

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GAY MARRIAGE IN ILLINOIS: THE TIME IS (ALMOST) HERE

As Illinois’ 97th General Assembly kicks the gay marriage can down to the 98th General Assembly (starting January 9, 2013), I can’t help but wonder why any state legislature should be called upon to consider such issues. Illinois has a … Continue reading

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BEYOND THE FISCAL CLIFF

FROM RICHARD BERNSTEIN, JANUARY 2, 2013 “Politicians love the spotlight, but it is very unfortunate that investors watch the show. The drama of the so-called “fiscal cliff” has scared investors, and led them to miss a very good year in … Continue reading

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NETANYAHU, ISRAEL AND SO-CALLED PALESTINIANS

(Reprinted from previous publications) Even those who aren’t particularly sympathetic to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas’ shelling of Israel. The interviewer asked him: “How … Continue reading

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GUNS, GUNS AND MORE GUNS: LIFE IN WAYNE’S WORLD

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newport, Connecticut re-ignited our nation’s simmering conflict between those who insist on having guns and those who insist on taking them away, the stereotypical dispersion pitting right-wing gun advocates against left-wing conscientious objectors. The reality being … Continue reading

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BEN STEIN AND MIKE HUCKABEE WANT MORE GOD IN OUR SCHOOLS

Ben Stein and Mike Huckabee represent one of the three main camps of deep thinkers who have a solution to the scourge of gun violence. Of the three camps, gun-control, mental health and religion, Huckabee’s and Stein’s prescriptions for “more … Continue reading

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Ben Stein: Clinging to the Fiscal Cliff

Ben Stein weighed in on the looming fiscal cliff yesterday during one of his op-ed pieces on CBS’s Sunday Morning. While I may somewhat agree with Mr. Stein on his main thesis, I can’t help feeling a little skepticism about … Continue reading

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Israel, Gaza, the Missiles of Hamas and my young friend, Phillip

Israel’s retaliation for relentless missile strikes from Gaza once again remind us that the most dangerous thing in the Middle East is a tiny nation of Jews trying only to survive. Surrounded by hostile Arab states and outnumbered 100 to … Continue reading

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Superbowl Tuesday

Now I know how football widows feel on Superbowl Sunday, just hoping to survive fiestas in their family rooms so they can get back to life sans football. As election years go, this one seems to have gone on forever, … Continue reading

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