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Netanyahu undermines peace efforts

Netanyahu undermines peace efforts

Who says a leopard can’t change its spots? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does it all the time, although he more resembles a belligerent jackass than a sleek leopard. [...]

To be lean-forgetful or fat with memory?

To be lean-forgetful or fat with memory?

So here I was sound asleep in my comfortable bed when suddenly I was shattered awake by these two words: Hoyt Axton. That’s all, just Hoyt Axton. I had just dozed off. [...]

Dylan’s bittersweet CD is life-affirming

Dylan’s bittersweet CD is life-affirming

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates once said Bob Dylan’s voice was the sound of sandpaper singing. Wish I’d thought of that. It’s funny; it’s true. Oates did not mean it disparagingly. It was part of her tribute [...]

American history/Civics 101 revisited

American history/Civics 101 revisited

Here’s something you may find interesting. The following is a verbatim quote from the U.S. Constitution. It’s from Article II, Section 2 and it deals with the Executive Branch of government. In other words, the president. [...]

Can you quit smoking? You betcha!

Can you quit smoking? You betcha!

Do e-cigarettes really help people quit smoking the real things? I have my doubts. There are two people I know of who are just as addicted to e-cigs as they were to the Marlboros and Kools they used [...]

Age is just mind over matter

Age is just mind over matter

Peyton Manning, veteran quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has just signed a contract for another year with that team. I am a big Peyton Manning fan and have been since his days at the University of [...]

Senseless rampage extends to artifacts

Senseless rampage extends to artifacts

Every thug, every invader, every dictator knows smashing culture goes hand in hand with butchering people. And this is exactly what ISIS is now doing. Along with their mass killings, their abductions and rapes, their beheadings, [...]

This mess is not going to fix itself

This mess is not going to fix itself

Lois Lerner and John Koskinen of the IRS could be in serious trouble. Investigators have found some 32,000 missing e-mails which were reported to a congressional committee as irretrievably lost. “Hard drive crash, erased, gone forever,” [...]

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