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Remembering 9/11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was awakened by a ringing telephone. I had fallen asleep on the couch the night before, having watched some mindless classic sitcom on TVLand or Nick at Nite, most likely, and the television was still on. The call had come from my...
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After September 11th

Well, there has certainly been a great deal of reaction to my earlier essay on the families of 9/11 victims and the continual search for blame. Whether you agreed or disagreed with my original idea, the responses were lucid and respectful, and that is always appreciated. I wanted to follow...
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Slim Fast ‘Sheds’ Whoopi

The makers of Slim-Fast diet products have fired Whoopi Goldberg as their pitchman after the comedienne made fun of George W. Bush at a Democratic fund raiser. Apparently, during her performance, she used the president's last name as a sexual reference. "We are disappointed by the manner in which Ms....
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Why I Love Her

We do not always agree. We can't possibly agree on everything. I hope we all are able to find at least a little common ground when it comes to celebrating the independence of our country. I thought the most appropriate way to mark the occasion is to print a poem...
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Harsh Words for a Particular Word

I must take a moment to vent about a certain corruption of our language: there is a word I see cropping up more and more often these days in political debates. It's a word that has an innocent meaning, but it seems to me that the word itself is undergoing...
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Kerry Honors Reagan

Within 36 hours after news of Ronald Reagan's passing, plenty of journalers were posting their own memories of the former president. Most were tributes. A few, written by the more liberal out there, had tributes mixed with citations from various articles pointing out Reagan's failures and accusing him of taking...
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Ronald Wilson Reagan: 1911-2004

I turned 11 just weeks after Ronald Reagan won the 1980 election that would make him the country's 40th President. Naturally, I was not that well-read on current affairs at the time. I do recall a few things that seem to stand out even more profoundly now that Reagan has...
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About Monday…

The last Monday in May each year is Memorial Day, an occasion designed to remember those who have died in battle. In an election year during which a war is in progress, I wonder how the more politically-motivated will spend their time on Monday. I wonder whether some of them...
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