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Hillary Clinton Javits Center 2016

November 13th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

Election Night 2016 in New York City . . It was such a beautiful fall Tuesday in New York. We were all in such a good mood. But in retrospect there were some early warning signs I’d rationalized and dismissed: The tollbooth clerk I had a happy election exchange with but when asked who she […]

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Gary Hart rally 1984 Washington Square

September 11th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

How Rock Concerts Led To Politics . For most of ’80s I lived in Phyllis & Eddie Condon’s palatial apartment on Washington Square North.  The NYU Program Board from where I ran the concerts was in the Loeb Student Center on Washington Square South — about a 3-minute walk away — if you didn’t dawdle […]

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How the 2016 Election Will Play Out

August 9th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Politics

. The 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections will be a win for Clinton because . . . — Trump continues to be unhinged for the next 3 months; — his racism / bigotry comments & viewpoint continue to reappear; — there’s a 3-month continuous drip-drip-drip of negative Trump business stories; — the Republican party will not […]

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Democratic Party Unity in 2016

April 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Politics

. Restoring my Faith in Democracy at The Democrats Abroad Toronto Debate-Watch Party, April 2016   . Attending the Democrats Abroad debate-watch party in Toronto this week reminded me how we are so much better than the memes and mean comments I see on social media or news opinions every day. “Democracy isn’t something we […]

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