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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Rocky Mountain News, R.I.P.

February 27, 2009 - 20090227.jpg Another one bites the dust …  Denver’s Rocky Mountain News stopped publishing today, just 55 days short of its 150th anniversary.  This latest daily newspaper death echoes across the country at a time when even the New York Times… Continue reading
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Hatred Rising

February 26, 2009 -  (See Intelligence Report of the Southern Poverty Law Center)…coverir.jpg 54% — one more grim statistic this year.   But unlike other statistics grabbing headlines these days, this one is not about a stock market decline or rise in unemployment, though Continue reading
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"Not Since FDR…"

February 25, 2009 - My friend Bert hated President Obama’s speech last night.   I am not surprised.   This morning’s Politico headline about the speech announced, “Conservative Words for a Liberal Agenda.”…  My friend Bert is a proud conservative who has a deep antipathy Continue reading
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Liveblogging the President's Speech

February 24, 2009 - 3000 miles away, I’m taking an hour between meetings in California to watch President Obama’s speech on the economy.  Not an “official” State of the Union address, nevertheless it has all the trappings with a full house of Congresspeople and… Continue reading
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Presidential Math: Words = $$$

February 24, 2009 - President Obama is about to give a speech …in which the worth of the words may well be calculated for days to come.   Tonight, before a joint session of Congress, the president will address the global economic crisis and his Continue reading
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Dinosaurs of Newsprint

February 23, 2009 - The Philadelphia Inquirer has filed for bankruptcy….  The newspaper I grew up with (along with The Evening Bulletin, which disappeared years ago) will continue to publish the morning news, as well as its sibling paper The Philadelphia Daily News.   Continue reading
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Stimulus for Students

February 18, 2009 - Amid all the talk of bank bailouts and billion dollar deals for automakers, why should the average student consumer pay any attention to the new federal stimulus package?  Isn’t that just for big companies that miscalculated their risky investments?… Continue reading
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Holocaust Denial, Vatican Dilemma

February 8, 2009 - pope-5.jpg What was Benedict thinking?   That’s the question on many Catholic minds these days as the Catholic Church grapples with yet another PR mess. Continue reading
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(More Than) One Toke Over The Line

February 3, 2009 - (Apologies to Brewer & Shipley who wrote the song… “One Toke Over the Line”) The news is full of People Who Should Know Better Behaving Badly…. There’s that photo of Michael Phelps and the bong….  Really, what was Continue reading
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