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  1. Tim Russert: 1950-2008  • 
    I'll always remember Tim Russert as he was on the night of November 7, 2000, the night of the Bush/Gore elections, scribbling furiously on that dry erase board.
  2. Anthony Williams for President  • 
    It’s unlike me to settle on a candidate for President so early in the primary season, but I’ve made my choice. It’s this guy. Those of you outside the Washington, DC area may not know who Anthony Williams is, and you might be confused by the fact that he doesn’t appear on the ballot in […]
  3. Humanity’s Five Biggest Moral Challenges  • 
    Because I'm an especially broad-minded mood this morning, and because I haven't been able to get my butt in gear to finish any of the other blog pieces I've been writing the past few weeks, I decided to come up with a list of what I consider to be humanity's biggest moral challenges going into the 21st century.
  4. World Fantasy Convention 2007, Days 3-4  • 
    Alas, all the late night boozin' and schmoozin' has caught up with me. I'm sick. As a dog is sick, so I, too, am sick. So I will complete my report here of the goings-on at World Fantasy by summarizing the last two days of the con.
  5. Ann Coulter and "Perfect" Faith  • 
    It’s a lovely, blustery October day here in Washington, DC, and I am peering into my magic crystal ball which shows me the future. What are you discussing next week? What is every newspaper and TV news show talking about 24/7? The crystal ball says we will all be discussing Ann Coulter telling Donny Deutsch […]
  6. On Jewish Werewolves  • 
    The great 20th century novelist Bernard Malamud once said, “If you ever forget you’re a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.” Perhaps we can add to that what I’m going to call Edelman’s Corollary: “If you ever forget Bernard Malamud’s statement, a Jew will remind you.” Way back in January, I posted on this blog […]
  7. Have You Seen This (White) Woman?  • 
    I was browsing on Fox News’ website earlier today and noticed a story about a missing woman named Camille Cleverley. Apparently this woman, a 22-year-old white student from Brigham Young University, disappeared last Thursday with her bike and hasn’t been seen since. Stories of missing pretty young white women are such a regular occurrence on […]
  8. Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet, It’s Gay Hunting Season  • 
    Am I really going to have to be the one to say I just don't care that much that Senator Larry Craig (supposedly) solicited gay bathroom sex in a Minneapolis airport? Am I going to have to be the one who says this is getting blown way out of proportion (pun unintended but inevitable)?
  9. The Virginia Tech Killings  • 
    Some quick thoughts on the Virginia Tech massacre: I read Cho Seung-Hui’s play Richard McBeef. Yes, it sucks, but it’s not as sucky as I had been led to believe. It’s also quite disturbing, but honestly, the play in itself isn’t the stinking, fetid hatebomb of a warning sign that the media thinks it is. […]
  10. Goodbye, Vickie Lynn  • 
    The whole Anna Nicole Smith saga is so monumentally depressing that it's hard to know where to begin. Why anyone would want to hold Marilyn Monroe's sad, sad life up as an inspiration, I don't know, unless her goal was to make Marilyn look less pathetic in comparison.

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