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Thanks for the Memories

Posted on 14. Dec, 2009 by .

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In the past three months I’ve learned a lot about opinion writing.  I’ve learned first and foremost that having an opinion and being able to write about it coherently are two entirely different things.  I’ve learned that it’s easy to piss off your readers and not so easy to get them to think, hmm, I […]

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Dear Politics . . .

Posted on 08. Dec, 2009 by .

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Dear Politics, You and I have been dancing around this issue for a while now.  And despite our best efforts to keep up appearances, we just can’t avoid the truth: it’s just not working out between us. So, I think it’s best that we just take a break and see other people.  Maybe we’ll realize […]

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Jobs Report Strong In Comparison to What?

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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Are this month’s lowered jobless reports really anything to celebrate?  So unemployment has made .2% dip, down to 10%.  This is still the highest jobless rate in the last 26 years.  And lets also consider that the jobless rate doesn’t give an accurate picture of how many people are unemployed; those numbers only cover the […]

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Baucus’ Beeswax

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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In a world where married Senators trying to solicit sex in airport bathrooms and meeting up with girlfriends in foreign locals seems to be the norm, I understand Max Baucus’ feeling inclination towards airing his dirty laundry.  But unlike some others, the Montana Democrat didn’t do anything wrong. So he nominated his girlfriend for a […]

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The Circle

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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“I am very sensitive to the fact that my New York is only one New York, and that a successful paper should reflect all the cities out there.” – Wendell Jamieson I write to praise newspapers, not to bury them. Richard Perez-Pena is already on the Death and Burial of News Organizations Great and Small […]

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Graduation Day

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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In ten days I will accept my degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. A half month later, we’ll collectively close the door on one of the most turbulent periods of American history, a ten year span that Time magazine recently dubbed “the decade from Hell. In the case of both, it’s about time. […]

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Why Golf Is Obama's New Favorite Sport

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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So we know that Obama is the “sports president.” He’s been to a Wizards game, aired a video to kick off Monday Night Football, taken in an Oregon State Beavers basketball game (wifey’s brother coaches the guys team there)–he even went to a George Washington University men’s basketball game (insert a Guantanamo joke here at […]

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Too many young moms in the Bronx

Posted on 05. Dec, 2009 by .

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I was up in the Bronx yesterday talking to two 17-year-old mothers. Both girls started taking parenting classes with a group called the Bronx Teen Parenting program over a year ago. The service is excellent and really should be expanded through the borough, considering it has consistently had the highest teen pregnancy rates in NYC […]

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Begun, Obama's War Has . . .

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . In the wake of an escalating civil war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Republic Chancellor Palpatine (later revealed to be the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious) received supreme executive powers, authority which he used to change the […]

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Help Wanted: Second Superpower Needed in Middle East

Posted on 30. Nov, 2009 by .

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Iran’s announcement that it plans a massive expansion of its nuclear program couldn’t come at a worse time for the Obama administration. And President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows it. Right on the heels of a pointed rebuke by the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency over its nuclear program, Ahmadinejad announced that the country would build ten more […]

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