Monthly Archives: September 2012

Here Comes the Ugly, Part 2

A moment ago, I noted a report that “Fox News has started airing cuts of Rev. Wright,” and I felt a re-post of this entry, written July 18th, might be useful. This week’s new polls are registering the impact of … Continue reading

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Where Are Her Bootstraps? My Mother and Mitt Romney

I spent last week with my nearly-90-year old mother who, though she has her mind, is addled by mild stroke damage and increasing fragility. A woman of essentially no means, my mom spent her life making ends meet, if barely. … Continue reading

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Something Caught My Eye

Watching Friday’s Rachel Maddow Show segment on the president and the secretary of state attending the transfer of the bodies of the four Americans murdered at the US Embassy in Bengazi, Libya, I saw something that seems unusual. When Secretary … Continue reading

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Sacred Duty at 10,000 Feet

The young man sitting next to me on the plane is 18 years old. His name is Chris and he goes to college in South Carolina, he tells me. I ask if he’s decided who he’s supporting for president and … Continue reading

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“Feckless”?: A Classic Case of Projection

The fast-breaking (and heartbreaking) developments in Libya and Egypt over the past 24 hours have prompted a flurry of activity in the Romney campaign, but one statement caught the meme_ster’s ear. Do you know what feckless means? Over the past … Continue reading

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To Be a Citizen

What does it mean to be a citizen? This is the take-home message I liked best from President Obama’s speech tonight. I was in the hall, saw the confetti, held the signs, felt the mood of the crowd. What does … Continue reading

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A Damper on the Big Dog

The meme_ster was in the conventional hall Wednesday night for Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic convention. Now, hearing the MSNBC boys go on and on about how fabulous he is, how no one else could do what he did, … Continue reading

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