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Shame, Krugman

Shame, Krugman

Today…a decade has passed since the attacks on September 11th, 2001, and millions across the globe are remembering, commemorating and looking forward. Unfortunately, not everyone is looking forward. Enter Paul Krugman of The New York Times. This morning, while names [Read More]

Pryor Offenses

Pryor Offenses

In a move that surprised few, the Oakland Raiders remained true to form and drafted a player with a checkered past. The Raiders selected former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor in the 3rd round of the NFL’s Supplemental Draft on Monday, Aug. 22. There are several NFL stories [Read More]

The Moral Decay of Television

The Moral Decay of Television

I believe most things wrong about our once great Republic may be caused by television. I don’t mean the producers of the various television shows, whether they be news broadcasts or any of the various types of entertainment productions purposely set out to further the [Read More]

Harvard: Only GOP Celebrates the Fourth!

Harvard: Only GOP Celebrates the Fourth!

It is incredible that a prestigious university like Harvard would come out with such drivel as I will demonstrate in today’s column. Here we are with the Independence Day celebration at hand, and it should be a time when ALL Americans salute our Founding Fathers and all [Read More]

No Big Deal

No Big Deal

I’ve never been a big fan of Bill Maher. And it’s not that I dislike him based solely on what I hear from the talking heads or read about online. I’ve seen his show quite a few times…I’ve seen him perform live…I’ve read [Read More]

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

Copyright Ralph Steadman This marks the first piece of gonzo journalism by the great doctor, Hunter S. Thompson. The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved ran in the June 1970 edition of Scanlan’s Monthly. The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved — June 1970 [Read More]

2012 At A Glance

2012 At A Glance

It’s never too early to starting looking ahead at the next presidential election, especially given the low approval rating of the current Commander-In-Chief (22% Strongly Approve of Barry O; 38% Strongly Disapprove). The grass is always greener, and it wasn’t long ago [Read More]

The Royal Wedding: Steeped in Class and Tradition

The Royal Wedding: Steeped in Class and Tradition

I got up quite early this morning. I had been annoyed with all the media attention being given to the marriage of Prince William of England to British beauty, Kate Middleton. I said, what’s going on here? Didn’t we win the Revolutionary War of 1776? Wasn’t British [Read More]

One Year Ago Today

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, I started a new job in New York City, about 1200 miles away from my home. This piece is currently running on The 17th Floor blog at WABCRadio.com. On March 7th, 2010 (my birthday), I sent an email headed toward the 17th floor of one of the many buildings [Read More]

Much Ado About Security

Much Ado About Security

There are several things in society where a “one-size fits all” mentality is quite effective, but what about when it comes to airport security? Should different measures be taken for different groups of people? I say, “HELL NO!” If you’ve been paying attention to [Read More]

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The Cult Blows Through Terminal 5 in New York City

The Cult Blows Through Terminal 5 in New York City

On Friday June 8th, 2012, The Cult played to a packed house at New York City’s Terminal 5. Supporting their [Read More]

Gotham Interview with Nate Rockwell

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