Monthly Archives: July 2014

THE RICES AND ‘THE LESSON’

I tried to resist hammering away at Ray Rice’s domestic assault episode and his two-game NFL suspension since I think many other people made valid points. But…Rice’s statement after learning of his suspension sticks in my craw: “It is disappointing that I will … Continue reading

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UKRAINE: NOT ABOUT DEMOCRACY

  Look, I’m not an obsessed conspiracy theorist who labors in a grandmother’s basement day and night until he can connect every news item to some American grand scheme for world domination. (Laughing) I’ll offer my previous post as partial evidence. Most … Continue reading

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HEARING IT: CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

  I can partially understand Classic Jazz purists who jump into the pit of nostalgia as a refuge from the assault of generic modern music, but that method of escape also means they risk missing brilliant young talent like Cécile McLorin Salvant. … Continue reading

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1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AT 50 – NEITHER A BEGINNING NOR END

  I’ll mark today’s 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by reading you a piece of legislation: [W]ith a view to affording reasonable protection to all persons in their constitutional rights of equality before the law, without distinction of … Continue reading

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UKRAINE, PIMPED-OUT, SHOT-UP AND LEFT TO BLEED

I’ve been telling you for a while that despite America’s, uh, polite meddling for regime change in the name of freedom, hardly anyone gives a rat’s butt-rape about Ukraine as a republic. Its geographic location, proximity to US rival Russia, … Continue reading

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