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While Rome Burned, Nero Played the Fiddle?

Technically this would have been impossible since Nero lived about 1,500 years prior to the “fiddle” being invented. He did consider himself a musician and played another type of string instrument which might have contributed to the saying. Rome did … Continue reading

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More Benghazi: Will it ever end?

Now we get to hear about Benghazi all over again. Whether you believe Susan Rice and The White House were trying to downplay the terrorist attack at the diplomatic facility or whether you believe there was just confusion at the … Continue reading

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Government shutdown: Not just a domestic issue

I fully admit it: I’m a news addict. I watch the news way too much. For instance, on Sunday mornings I watch CBS, CNN, Fox, ABC, and NBC. Last Sunday I was greatly impressed by Evan Bayh on a panel on Chris … Continue reading

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Recipe for a great dinner party? Voices from all over the spectrum

Try this recipe at a dinner party for fun: Mix Brits and Americans, married and single, gays and straights, conservatives and liberals. We had journalists, Intel specialists, a photographer, a physical trainer, a government employee, a CEO, a fiction writer, … Continue reading

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Scandal upon scandal: Can this White House recover?

This week the President was hit with one of the worst comparisons an American president can hear — Nixon and Watergate.  It was not Nixon and EPA or Nixon and China.  It was Nixon and Watergate.  That brought home some … Continue reading

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The Iraq War: Where have we come in 10 Years?

We have just marked the 10th anniversary of the second time America went to war with Iraq.  There are different views on whether it was a good idea in the first place or whether it accomplished enough to be worth … Continue reading

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The week in politics: SOTU, water, drones and talking heads

What a week of staring at television (perhaps there is a reason for the nickname, “the boob tube”?).  The State of the Union (SOTU) was not the inspiring, wake up call to “what the future can bring” speech.  Let’s start … Continue reading

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