Monthly Archives: August 2014

WaPo editorial board to stop using term “Redskins”

As the Washington Post reported: The Washington Post editorial board said Friday it will stop using the word “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s football team, joining a growing list of other commentators who have renounced the term because they believe … Continue reading

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It just doesn’t look right

I usually dismiss the background noise that invariably accompanies any president who feels the need to engage in leisure activity. How could he be so callous as to take a break when there are crises breaking out everywhere? When, however, … Continue reading

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WWI colour photos

There is a lot in the media this month about WWI as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the “war to end all wars.” For my own part, I’ve chosen to read Margaret MacMillan’s wonderful The War … Continue reading

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Robin Williams (1951-2014)

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New Books: The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It – John W. Dean

Endlessly fascinating material, even if you weren’t around for this real example of attempting to destroy the Constitution.  Youngsters might find it incredible that so many, even those barely interested in politics, tuned into the Senate hearings led by Sam … Continue reading

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Madam Prime Minister, get a nanny

I’m still working my way through season one of Borgen, the Danish political drama, which I understand is very popular in Europe and catching on in North America. The show follows a female prime minister leading a very unstable coalition … Continue reading

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Chuck Todd likely next host of “Meet the Press”

Politico is reporting that it’s going to be Chuck Todd who will be replacing David Gregory as host of “Meet the Press.” As long as it’s not Scarborough and Brzezinski, which had been rumoured as a possibility.  I would much … Continue reading

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A Judas kiss in West Virginia

Natalie Tennant is the Democratic Senate nominee in West Virginia, a state in which President Obama is very unpopular. Last Saturday, Tennant’s campaign chair, one Major General Allen Thacket, made the unpardonable mistake of claiming that Tennant agrees with President … Continue reading

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