Can I Get a Witness?
Dec31

Can I Get a Witness?

I’m really just testing the new WordPress software, but since I feel I should give you some reason for reading, Check out “Indexed”, a really fun and entertaining blog that makes me glad I learned how to read graphs (really, really, simple graphs, but graphs).   Really–it’s worth your time. 00...

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GOP and Survival of the Fittest
Dec31

GOP and Survival of the Fittest

The Washington Times featured an interesting post election analysis that showed that Republican Senators gave far less money to struggling candidates than did Democrats. I believe that this is relatively true in the House races as well. It was not that they soberly calculated that they were going to lose in a landslide and decided not to throw good money after bad. They just threw their candidates, who were within fractions of a...

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Theater Review: ‘The Vertical Hour’
Dec31

Theater Review: ‘The Vertical Hour’

“The Vertical Hour,� David Hare’s timely new play, refers to that moment in combat medicine when you can be of some use after a soldier is critically wounded. Julianne Moore makes her Broadway debut as an American foreign correspondent turned Yale University professor who finds herself caught in a romantic triangle with Bill Nighy, who plays an esteemed British physician, and his son and her fiancé, Andrew Scott, who plays a...

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Thoughts for the New Year
Dec31

Thoughts for the New Year

For every moderate voice who has ever struggled with questions about the utility of moderation, I offer these thoughts on the doorstep of the new year. (Warning: The linked post is a rather lengthy read. For those who attempt it, I only hope it proves worthy of the time you invested.) 00...

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Should Hillary Clinton Be Jittery?
Dec31

Should Hillary Clinton Be Jittery?

One of the “givens” of the non-ending Presidential campaigns, is the early annointing of a media “front-runner” who has the money OR the name power OR the organization OR the charisma. So look at Hillary Clinton. Oh, well: three out of four ain’t bad… Times Online has a piece that utters the seemingly unutterable in some quarters: Hillary is often charisma-challenged, which can be a problem when the...

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