Tag Archives: Politics

Our Public Private Lives

Recent events have brought the private lives of politicians to the forefront of our national conversation. First there was the shocking revelation that former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger had fathered an illegitimate child while married to his now separated … Continue reading

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Day at the Beach or Bombs Away? Operation Odyssey Dawn Obscures War

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall in the Situation Room at the White House when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President Barack Obama put the finishing touches on the decision to take out Libya’s … Continue reading

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Easy as A-B-C: Always Be Closing

Now that the initial sting from the midterm election defeat has subsided slightly, I can start to analyze the state of play. Here’s where my mind’s at – I want to send Alec Baldwin to Washington, but not as an … Continue reading

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Campaign 2010 Off the Leash

Eliot Cutler, the Independent candidate for governor in Maine, graciously folded his tent today in Portland after an election that was too close to call finally broke toward Republican candidate Paul LePage. In conceding the race after a 16-month campaign … Continue reading

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Incivility Will Lead US to National Reputation Crisis

As a young man, President George Washington assembled a collection of social guidelines that he titled, “Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.” The rules addressed a wide range of social etiquette, beginning with “Every action done … Continue reading

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Doctors of Prognostication Roll the Dice on November Outcomes

If you are a weather nut, you watch The Weather Channel or the local weather reports and absorb the five-day forecast like they were delivered on stone tablets and brought down from Mount Sinai. Of course, if you are really paying … Continue reading

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Hard Tellin’ Not Knowin’: The Governor’s Race in Maine

If you are losing interest in the race for governor in Massachusetts, cast your eyes northward to Maine where four candidates squared off this morning in Portland for an environmental debate that was far more civilized than what we are accustomed … Continue reading

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