Category Archives: In the News

The Politics of Beauty

I’m sure you can guess from the title of this post what I’ll be writing about. Yes, nothing other than the results of the Miss USA beauty pageant; not so much the winner of the contest, but the resultant overflowing … Continue reading

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Privacy Matters

The LA Times this morning had a rather thought-provoking article on issues posed by the intersection of privacy, professional interactions, and the Internet (in particular, Google and Facebook). Since the article was in the health section, it was focusing on … Continue reading

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What to talk about?

I could present an article on the White House Happy Hour with Gates, Crowley, and the Prez…it would be oh-so-sexy, not mention fun to whine about the fact that the beer fest really need not be the leading headlines when … Continue reading

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Arresting Times

The internet is abuzz with the news that a prominent African American professor (from Harvard, no less), Henry Louis Gates, was arrested over the weekend. Apparently, he had returned home from an overseas trip, and was faced with a jammed … Continue reading

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Hey, Ladies? You’re Being Paged!

Check this out. The Washington Post has an uber-interesting article,  Fixing the Economy is Women’s Work, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman on the role women could have played in preventing the magnitude of catastrophe we are currently seeing with … Continue reading

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Everyone likes a dead man’s money

Who was not shocked when they heard that Michael Jackson had died? I know I certainly didn’t believe it until I read it for myself. My sister informed us, “Hey, Michael Jackson is dead!” and I thought it was a … Continue reading

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Another shot

Roger Federer has the worst luck with the French Open. He is caught between losing it to Nadal, or potentially, losing it to the man who eliminated Nadal. Last weekend, he must have breathed a huge sigh of relief when … Continue reading

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Torture, Democracy-style

Last night, Bill Moyers aired a gripping one hour show on the tactics we’ve been using as a nation. He featured a documentary film called “Torturing Democracy.” It contained interviewed with civilian and military lawyers, and showed segments on torture … Continue reading

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That Charmer!

Oh my God, look! It’s a ten eight page article on Bill Clinton. I guess the New York Times needed to a) fill up space, and b) get the salesnumbers up or something. Because what sells faster than a Clinton … Continue reading

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How do you sneeze?

I came across this article called The Six Secrets of Sneezing, and found an interesting blog-friendly passage: How we sneeze could say something about us. Of all the characteristics that potentially reveal our inner selves, I never thought sneezing could … Continue reading

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