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A Portrait in Cowardice

There are two kinds of courage. The first is a mindset, an approach to life and its challenges. We often hear of the courage of those who, day in and day out, have to fight to overcome illness or physical…

The Depp of Ego

It’s surprising that it took this long for the classic 1960’s series Dark Shadows to take it’s turn getting the retro-update treatment. The series has everything you could ask for, 60’s camp, iconic characters and even classic theme music. It’s…

The Bombs that didn’t go off

Anyone who saw Game Change over the weekend had to have been horrified anew that someone of such modest intellectual capacity as Sarah Palin could have gotten so close to the most powerful office on the planet. It was actually…

If He were here today

With the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial today in Washington D.C., Dr. King finally and formally takes his place among the pantheon of national heroes. But, as we find ourselves in a time of simmering turmoil, there…

The Occupied Territory Farce

Like all other American cities, Oakland, California is not “occupied territory.” Not even close. Not even symbolically. Have banks or engines of any financial muscle been seriously picketed, hampered or boycotted? Government offices? No. Oakland’s business as usual, dysfunctional and…

Obama’s Daunting Map

In the year to come, we’ll be flooded with an endless avalanche of polls and great hype will be put on a variety of numbers. We’ll hear about the President’s approval and “likability” ratings, nation-wide preference, “right track/wrong track” and…

Perils of a Ref in Chief

In 2008, most of America thought Barack Obama was a new political colossus that had been given the keys to the most powerful office in the world and would change America forever. The Right feared he would usher in a…

Obama’s Way

As anyone who’s seen a Western movie knows, the law of the Old West was that the quieter a guy was the more you had to worry. Clint Eastwood, Gary Cooper and other Western icons made careers out of minimal…

Absence of elegance

As fourteen year-old Hailee Steinfeld made her way to the red carpet walkway to the Kodak Theater, a hyper-ventalating woman clutching a microphone with a white knuckle grip asked her “are you ready to take the most important walk of…

The GOP’s only 2012 hope

High off of it’s November victories, and sensing a weakened president, Republicans are gleefully ruminating on their prospects to take over the White House in two years. Mitt Romney, who fancies himself the frontrunner, has been busy working behind the…