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Our morning after pill

Our morning after pill

It’s good to see that New York’s tabloids had their priorities straight, the morning after Bob Schieffer’s foreign-policy debate! Meanwhile, in Middle America … the Des Moines Register gave its…

Why Iowa?

Why Iowa?

I’m a New Yorker with an affinity for Iowa (I subscribed to the Des Moines Register when I was 13 and have visited the state many times, including three summer…

In 2012, the power is in our hands

In 2012, the power is in our hands

Blessings of health, happiness, work, love, understanding and conciliation, peace, prosperity, art, insight, knowledge, love of God and respect for the Earth which the Almighty’s entrusted in our care, respect…

Linotype’s 125th Birthday

Linotype’s 125th Birthday

Whielaw Reid, NY Tribune, 1886: “Ottmar, you’ve done it! You created a line of type!” http://youtu.be/aVgTBpbfWS4 “Happy type gone byte!”: @sodamncorporate…

It’s over for Weiner

It’s over for Weiner

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Weiner’s roast hasn’t ended. Questions surround congressman’s story over lewd pic on Twitter.

Weiner’s roast hasn’t ended. Questions surround congressman’s story over lewd pic on Twitter.

Weinergate, indeed. After Anthony Weiner, the brash congressman from Brooklyn and Queens who’s a wannabe mayor of New York, tried to joke away Friday’s posting of a lewd photo on his Twitter…

Rep. Weiner tweets his wienie

Rep. Weiner tweets his wienie

UPDATES are posted at the bottom of this story. When Facebook tells you that your password’s been compromised  … it’s probably a call to immediate action. Brooklyn’s Rep. Anthony Weiner…

Yesterday’s Men

This Phil Coulter tune — a few decades old, with an Irish twist — is obviously relevant to today’s America. Performed here by Celtic Thunder‘s George Donaldson. Thanks to Michael Libbie for bringing it…

Lara Logan

Lara Logan

Those of us back in the US, covering whatever we cover, do so almost always under the cover of law. We may loose our jobs, or have an advertiser pull…

Bill O’Reilly to President Obama: “Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?”

Bill O’Reilly to President Obama: “Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?”

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was relatively civil [by O’Reilly standards] to President Obama during his live 15-minute pre-game one-on-one. But O’Reilly can’t help himself — he was repetitively argumentative, stepping…

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