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A Tale of Two Pies

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments

I peek at Twitter periodically, but haven’t done so steadily. In the last weeks, that’s changed. I’ve been glued to the Twitter feed on my iPod Touch since the democracy protests heated up in Egypt. Ironically, I first signed up for Twitter some years back because I had heard a tale about a journalist who […]

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The Legacy of Torture: What would Main Street do?

May 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There is heated debate in Washington these days over what to do about our country’s recent unsavory dabbling in torture as an information-gathering strategy. As with many other instances during the George W. Bush administration in which legitimate duties of government (such as statesmanship) became conflated with and ultimately displaced by punishment, pure and simple, […]

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Middle Class Becomes Twittering Class?

February 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Huffington Post does it. Raw Story does it. Obama does it, and so too, reportedly, do Republicans like Karl Rove. They all use Twitter. Twitter is software which allows a registered member to send out very brief messages to others, either from twitter.com’s website or from a cell phone. Recipients can get the messages either […]

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Mr. Gore Goes to Washington?

April 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Presidential contender Barack Obama will recruit former Vice President Al Gore to help tackle global warming in a potential Obama administration, according to an April 2 AP report carried in the Huffington Post. This may be good news for many voters concerned about the environment who have paused quietly on the sidelines throughout the current […]

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Super Eve

February 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The day after tomorrow is Super Tuesday–a day in which some 40 percent of delegates for the summer political conventions will be apportioned, grasped, or at least groped or pleaded for. Due to a change in primary dates, we in California are faced with the possibility of having our primary votes count for the first […]

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