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All Together Now

We’re all in this together. That’s not a popular thought these days. These days we prefer to think of how we’re different: conservative, progressive, young, old, white, black, Republican, Democrat, Tea Partier, Occupier, Christian, Moslem, Jew, vegan, meat eater, Yankee … Continue reading

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Start Making Sense

There’s a new etiquette issue these days that Ann Landers never had to address: what do you do when a friend or relative forwards some wacky right wing spam? Wacky right wing spam seems to be a growing phenomena. Such … Continue reading

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New Terms for New Times

Because something is happening here But you don’t know what it is Do you, Mister Jones? – Bob Dylan, “Ballad of a Thin Man” It’s tough enough to live in a time like the present, when things are changing in … Continue reading

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Politics As Sport

A coworker approached me this morning clutching his copy of the NY Post. He was beaming, gloating about Republican Scott Brown beating Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts’ special election for the Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy’s death. While he’d … Continue reading

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What’s The Big Idea?

Watching the way politicians are struggling to deal with the current economic mess, it’s hard to avoid facing an unpleasant fact. While Republicans continue to base their arguments on discredited Big Ideas like “free market individualism,” Democrats still lack alternative … Continue reading

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