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September’s Song: It has pumpkins growing weary
Can it be? Is it September already? One of my favorite tunes, “September Song,” was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson for a Broadway musical in 1938 called “Knickerbocker Holiday.” The lyr...
September 02, 2014 09:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loving what’s new an old trait
Learned a new word: neophilia. It means “love or enthusiasm for what is new or novel.” I can’t say that I have that particular characteristic. It’s so easy as we grow older to love and be enthusias...
September 02, 2014 09:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help fight the War on Work
We need Labor Day as never before. W-o-r-k is the new four letter dirty word. There is even a “War on Work” in America, a civil war, a cold war. The pernicious entertainment community has a war on ...
August 31, 2014 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student evaluation of teachers: Helpful or harmful?
How would it set with you for your children to evaluate you as a parent and send their evaluations to … let’s say the Division of Family and Children’s Services? Or the federal Department of Educat...
August 31, 2014 12:42 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring all labor, not just organized labor
Some years ago, there was a popular bumper sticker that read: “The Weekend, Brought To You By The Labor Movement.” And it was true. The labor movement brought that and much more — child-labor laws,...
August 31, 2014 12:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Please don’t shoot the pollster
If memory serves me, I have to write some variation of this column every election cycle. Just 10 years ago, public opinion surveys for elections were a mysterious mix of science and technology. It ...
August 29, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The budget deficit: America’s real ice-bucket challenge
I’m just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked ...
August 29, 2014 09:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lower corporate taxes. Now.
The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from l...
August 28, 2014 10:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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What kind of a Navy?
Russia’s ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State’s erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over ...
August 27, 2014 09:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Prayer on school playing fields
On any given fall Friday night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee. But even before the season begins, the issue of prayer on public hig...
August 26, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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