Category Archives: Politics and history

Voter ID and Marriage Inequality

I just completed a three-year term as an election official in Pennsylvania (and good riddance, by the way – it’s exhausting, getting there at 6, getting out at 9 that night, sitting on those hard chairs as people with colds … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart versus Fox News (again)

We met a woman on vacation a year or so ago who seemed quite reasonable (especially since she was from Manhattan) until one day she said the only people who know the truth about Benghazi are the ones who watch … Continue reading

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ZunZuneo

Imagine if you suddenly found out Twitter was secretly designed, sponsored, and paid for by the Chinese or, maybe even worse, by Vladimir Putin. Would you shrug it off, and just conclude they were trying to enhance our social communication? … Continue reading

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“All the Way” (with LBJ)

Thanks to Bryan Cranston, and with the help of my friend Tina, who was also there, I can now confirm the truth of my recovered memory: in August, 1964, we went to the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. It … Continue reading

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Poor Chris Christie

If only David Wildstein (who, in a previous life, was executive director of the New Jersey Legislature’s Legislative Caucus on Israel) had been there, he could have told Christie that speaking the truth to the Republican Jewish Coalition isn’t quite … Continue reading

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Just don’t listen

I have a hard time listening to critics of Obama, as I wrote when I criticized his drone policy the other day, and so all the stuff about he’s weak he needs to respond to Putin etc. has been driving … Continue reading

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What to do?

I can’t imagine what Obama had to say to Putin that took 90 minutes. There’s not much he could say, except platitudes about respecting national sovereignty and democracy and Gee, maybe we’ll have to come up with some sanctions. Did … Continue reading

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