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Fox News Shake-Up: Gretchen Carlson's money is coming and Greta Van Susteren is going

Fox News Shake-Up: Gretchen Carlson's money is coming and Greta Van Susteren is going
Two of the top banner headlines in the news world today involve the eponymous, widely-watched yet seldom-believed Fox News Network. Gretchen Carlson, who you may remember from the three part series I wrote, sued Fox News’ (now ex) Chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and will now be awarded a $20 million out-of-court settlement. Fox... Read more »

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation
The man walked down the street, hands in his pockets, and humming The Queen of the Night’s aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute. The hum started subconsciously, slow at first, and then loud enough to rival Callas, the voice strident and defiant against immense hardship. It struck him as funny that he decided to hum this... Read more »

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump

"All he does is yell, yell, yell!": The Case of Dr. Seuss vs. Donald Trump
As I was browsing through the stacks in Barnes & Noble, an intermission from my main mission of purchasing Stephen King’s new masterpiece, I happened upon a book entitled Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way. It is a short “self-help” book on how to deal with... Read more »
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Four Presidents and a Baby: Carter, Clinton, and The two Bushes disapprove of a possible Trump presidency

Four Presidents and a Baby: Carter, Clinton, and The two Bushes disapprove of a possible Trump presidency
“Don’t stop thinkin’ about tomorrow, Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here It’ll be here better than before Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone!” – Fleetwood Mac, “Don’t Stop” According to former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, a possible Trump presidency is not their idea of a better tomorrow. All four... Read more »

"Hell no, we won't go!": Wealthiest Republican donors refuse to add to Trump campaign's coffers

"Hell no, we won't go!": Wealthiest Republican donors refuse to add to Trump campaign's coffers
“Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow.” – Dolly Levi, from Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly. According to about fifty of the wealthiest Republican campaign donators, Donald Trump is not a person they want to entrust their manure in. According to The... Read more »

Donald Trump's University Fraud Scam and The Fruit of The Poisoned Tree: Snidely Whiplash meets Bernie Madoff

Donald Trump's University Fraud Scam and The Fruit of The Poisoned Tree: Snidely Whiplash meets Bernie Madoff
“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” – Theodore Roosevelt  President Roosevelt’s quote is a perfect epitaph for the death of education in this country. To foster knowledge one must adopt a philosophical system, which includes a code of ethics and morals. Striving for an... Read more »
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Classic Actress Ruta Lee's Impassioned Views on Social Justice or "Ruta for President 2016!"

Classic Actress Ruta Lee's Impassioned Views on Social Justice or "Ruta for President 2016!"
Who would have thought that a 24-year-old would find his exact ideals embodied in an 80-year-old? As I was scrounging around the simultaneous treasure trove and garbage heap that is YouTube, I decided to search a woman who I have adored since I was five and saw Scooby-Doo and The Ghoul School, in which Ms.... Read more »

The Pursuit of Happiness...and Irrationality: A Political and Societal Query

The Pursuit of Happiness...and Irrationality: A Political and Societal Query
When one studies philosophy, one comes away with a clear definition of the concepts of rationality and irrationality: “Rationality is man’s basic virtue, the source of all his other virtues. Man’s basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness,... Read more »

The Washington Square Dance, a political song for the present

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I quickly wanted to share this humorous song that I found very poignant, as the political pundits roar. What we really need in politics is cohesiveness and unity, not separation and pointless rhetoric. We spend so much time drawing lines in the sand and dividing our lives up into neat little boxes. When it comes... Read more »
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Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter

Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter
This morning, as I was putting out The Sun Times at the library where I work, I came across this headline that made me stop in my tracks: “Cubs’ Chairman: ‘surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom.” I was obviously intrigued and I decided to take a moment and read the article thoroughly, just to... Read more »