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It’s Howdy Doody Time For America

My childhood neighborhood was vibrant with marauders, Apaches, bank robbers, and posses of boys quick-drawing plastic revolvers to fend off those dastardly villains.  Those were days when kids took their cues from America’s global stature and John Wayne blockbusters: never did the world’s evil-doers … Continue reading

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That Inconvenient Truth

The overwhelming majority of Muslims, lectured Secretary of State John Kerry, do not condone the sort of violence perpetrated by a few.  His rapt audience in Davos thrived on Kerry’s faux-sagacity.  As had a previous droning speaker, former Vice President Al Gore, Kerry’s … Continue reading

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Brave and Honest Are Hard to Find

One day following President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address, Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to speak before a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu’s appearance on Congressional Hill is warmly anticipated, as six … Continue reading

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