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Bill Clinton’s First Inauguration 1993

January 20th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Politics

. Originally published in Interchange Magazine, and TransForum Magazine, Jan. and Feb. 1993. . “We march to the music of our time.” ……………………………………….Bill Clinton at his Inauguration . Little Dorothy Washington slowly snuck up to the Iron Curtain of Oz, and peaked behind the screen. Her eyes popped when she discovered only a hungry old […]

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Best of Enemies film review

August 30th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Movies, Politics

When Conflict Television Was Born or . . . “I’ll sock you in your goddamn face.” . . 1968  — The year so much changed . . . Martin and Bobby . . .  North Vietnam’s Tet Offensive galvanizing Americans’ opposition to the war . . .  The Beatles open their Apple Core . . […]

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Nelson Mandela Musical Tribute

December 5th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Music, Politics

  With the passing of The Giant I thought of all great music he inspired … and interestingly enough I’d reviewed a lot of it over the years so thought I’d put some of the best together here … This is my single favorite clip of all the live music performances I’ve ever seen on […]

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for Helen Thomas — 1920 – 2013

July 20th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Politics

  Speak truth to Power. Or at least ask it questions. Since I came of mindful age after JFK & RFK and during the Nixon administration, it was near impossible to have anything resembling a hero in the world of American politics. But one of the first people who made me both interested in and […]

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Some Favorite Moments of the 2012 Campaign

November 3rd, 2012 · 11 Comments · Politics

Some Favorite Moments, Classic Quotes and Lasting Images of the 2012 Campaign, roughly in the order they happened …   — The ever-increasing availability we all have to unlimited polling data, particularly at RCP and 538. — The sharing of funny images and insightful articles on Facebook — like having your own customized clipping service […]

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Election 2012

September 25th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Politics

Here’s the results ahead of time … First called Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 2012 (6 weeks out 😉 ) The only 2 states I flipped since then are in red. Dems Repubs Cali — 55 Texas — 38 NY — 29 FL — 29 PA — 20 GA — 16 IL — 20 NC — 15 […]

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The Ballad of The Profiteers

October 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Music, Poetry, Politics

The Ballad of the Profiteers   . You’re suckin’ on / your money’s teat, When nothin’s left / for folks to eat, You’re livin’ high / down on Wall Street, Crushin’ dreams / beneath your feet. How come it is / and why it’s not, The biggest thieves / are never caught, When all you […]

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Woodstock and Obama’s Inauguration

July 30th, 2011 · 12 Comments · Music, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

Obama’s election night in New York City may have been my favorite single night / moment in 25+ years of living in Manhattan. (You can read about it here: http://brianhassett.com/2008/11/election-night-2008/ ) That feeling was extended to a week-long celebration in my second favorite city, Washington, D.C. — a home-game in the History League — And lo, […]

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Lee Oswald and Lee Loughner

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Poetry, Politics

  I happened to be reading The Warren Commission when the the Tucson tragedy went down, and when I saw that mug shot with the left black eye and —  Click! . . . I started to notice an inordinate number of similarities between Oswald, Loughner and the two shootings . . . Both were […]

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Some famous people who didn’t have kids . . .

June 2nd, 2010 · 32 Comments · Poetry, Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

Sans Sons — a Song in Names Only . .   If you speak each name aloud or to yourself (rather than scan) it takes you on much more of a journey.  It starts in triplet, then opens up . . .   Jesus Christ  Isaac Newton Plato. Mary Magdalene Mother Teresa Florence Nightingale; Joan […]

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