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 NPR: “Miracle at the Wall”: Worth both a read and a listen.

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Memorial Day One Year Ago: In Memory of Spc. Nicholas Peters and the Other Kelly Park Boys

Somerville, Mass, (originally posted June 28, 2008)– The rules are simple enough for the kids playing in the stickball tournament this morning in Kelly Park: There are to be three people to a team. There are four innings per game. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: RIP Randy Campbell and Carl Wenzel

      This is from a column I originally wrote for the Huffington Post a couple of years ago: On the evening of January 14, 1991, shortly after I had watched the U.S. Senate authorize war against Saddam Hussein … Continue reading

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God Bless Zachary Boyd

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Memorial Day Must Reads: Greg Mitchell: “The Soldier in Pink Boxer Shorts”

Greg Mitchell’s column on the front today of Josh’s Talking Points Memo: Since I have written so often, and for so long, about soldier suicides, and trauma among veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan and back at home, it was a … Continue reading

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Rumsfeld: “I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing limited to 4 hours?”

It was a historic moment.  On Dec. 2, 2002, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signed a memorandum authorizing interrogation techniques against detainees at Guantanamo that the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, has described as “torture.” In a … Continue reading

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The Big Stone Wall: Nine Bush Era Senior Officials Refused to Cooperate with DOJ probes

New piece out on Talking Points Memo: At least nine Bush administration officials refused to cooperate with various Justice Department investigations during the final days of the Bush presidency, according to public records and interviews with federal law enforcement officials … Continue reading

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Missy Higgins: “Where I Stood”

I don’t know anything at all about this singer, Missy Higgins, except I was just listening to radio and was blown away by what I heard. What a revelation. Mournful, soulful, and eloquent all at once. This was like when … Continue reading

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Karl Rove to Cooperate with federal grand jury probing firings of U.S. attorneys; As for Congress, that’s another story

I have a story posted tonight on Talking Points Memo quoting Karl Rove’s attorney saying that Rove will cooperate with the federal grand jury probe of the firings of nine U.S. attorneys. The lede to the story: Karl Rove will … Continue reading

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Playing out the first evening of the New Year: Francine Reed, Lyle Lovett, his big band, and his big hair

It’s a little too mellow tonight it seems for politics. But for the die hards, this is interesting: “Barack Obama believed that seven candidates were “highly qualified” to succeed him in the Senate, but the two people Illinois Gov. Rod … Continue reading

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