The Politics Of The Pill
Mar21

The Politics Of The Pill

Perhaps the oddest thing that can be said about the recent debate over birth control (and the expectation that it be covered by medical insurance) is that it’s being discussed in 2012.  No, not 1692, nor even 1962.  We’re re-debating birth control…and somehow, as a society, getting the entire discussion completely wrong.  And here are the reasons why this topic is 2012′s greatest political fail. ~ Birth control...

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Finally, a website gets it right.
Aug22

Finally, a website gets it right.

Admittedly, I’m a fan of Grantland Rice.  If you don’t know who that is, you’re likely not a sports fan (or were born after 1980).  Grantland Rice was a renowned sports writer during the first half of the 20th century (and the most important sports coumnist of the 1930′s).  Famous for his fluid prose…he demonstrated a naturalistic ease derived from his passion for poetry and the hard discipline of...

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Egypt: Be Careful What You Wish For
Feb01

Egypt: Be Careful What You Wish For

An open letter to Egypt: Be careful what you wish for. Seriously.  Yes, I understand that you hate President Hosni Mubarek, and I completely get that.  He’s been a dictator for 30 years, during which, he’s solidified his power base by increasing the Egyptian military presence in all major cities and passing restrictive laws that have strangled free speech, freedom of the press and even incarcerating members of opposing...

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Why The Academy Hates Chris Nolan
Jan29

Why The Academy Hates Chris Nolan

There are, of course, many misses in terms of Oscar nominations each year.  This isn’t new. Here are just a few films that were absolutely fantastic but didn’t receive a SINGLE nomination: Drugstore Cowboy The Big Lebowski Blood Simple Frankenstein King Kong (1933) The Shining Sid and Nancy Once Upon a Time in America Seriously, those and many, many more were never even nominated at all…so, to their credit, the...

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