Posts Tagged ‘ Politics ’

It’s 2012!

January 16, 2012
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It’s 2012!

You know what that means.  No, not the End of the World, silly.  It’s an election year! To give you a sports metaphor, right now, the G.O.P. candidates are much like the AFC’s Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots or the NFC’s New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, fighting for their conference teams’...
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2 Sentence Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

April 28, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

According to Wikipedia, the characteristics of the Bel Canto as an operatic vocal style include: “the ability to execute fast, accurate divisions” and “a pleasing, well-focused timbre.” Without understanding these musical terms precisely, Ann Patchett’s PEN/Faulker award-winning Bel Canto seems to include similar characteristics as it floats seamlessly between narrative perspectives and introduces characters...
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic. (Which Type are You?)

May 21, 2009
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic.  (Which Type are You?)

Forget horoscopes. Or those placemats at Chinese restaurants. Forget cootie-catchers, and forget MASH.  There are really only two kinds of people in this world. Take this quick quiz to find out the only characteristic that matters: 1. You break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend of nine months. The next Saturday night you are most likely...
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Book Review: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

November 4, 2008
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Book Review:  The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

Recommended for people who like: Law and Order, The Daily Show, anything by Howard Zinn, reading footnotes, abovethelaw, Dahlia Lithwick or anything written by the Jurisprudence department of Slate.com. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin is an examination of the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief...
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I miss Arnold Schwarzenegger

September 29, 2008
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After a glorious week (not) in Kansas and Detroit, I was driving home from SFO the other night, listening to KQED (NPR) and I couldn’t help but think about Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Maybe it’s just because he’s California’s governor and I was glad to be back home, but I think it was probably because he...
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Hipsters named Sid: Sid Viscious, Syd Barrett, and Sidney McCain

September 22, 2008
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Hipsters named Sid:  Sid Viscious, Syd Barrett, and Sidney McCain

By now, everyone knows about McCain’s sweetheart daughter, Meghan. (…at least those of us who roam around the blogosphere…) As the media accurately reports, Meghan is a member of generation facebook, a not-so-secret admirer of Dr. Kissinger’s shoes, and a savvy politician in the making.  She used her Generation-Blackberry know-how, her degree from Columbia...
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Obama takes the Lead

September 18, 2008
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Well, folks, recent polls indicate that Obama has taken a decent lead in the presidential race – 4% to 5%.
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VPILF

August 31, 2008
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VPILF

How could you vote for anyone else?
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Dear President Palin: What the fuck?

August 31, 2008
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Dear President Palin: What the fuck?

(Yes, this is really Sarah Palin) John McCain could’ve chosen any number of well-qualified women as potential vice president. So, um, what the hell? He chose Miss. Wasilla 1984 Sarah Palin? Does it ever strike you that republicans try to pick underqualified women as a way of trying to make people believe women aren’t...
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