Hillary Clinton and Her Inner Sixties

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Now Hillary Clinton is a public figure, and in an era of wall-to-wall PR it’s hard to argue that she’s not playing the game. But perhaps she simply backed into it. Perhaps she’s that Sixties activist at heart who preferred behind-the-scenes advocacy and the humility of action — but got drawn into politics as a result of her husband’s career. Perhaps she is a reluctant politician, not a Machiavellian schemer.

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We Mourn Muhammad Ali — And Something Even Bigger

Muhammad_Ali_1966Ali-Frazier. It was an event everybody in America paid attention to. In our fragmented media environment today that wouldn’t happen. That’s unfortunate.
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The din of a million starlings

Twitter: Millions of starlings on a telephone wire, all screaming as starlings will scream. No matter how much an individual starling cares, really cares, what he is screaming about, all anyone can hear is the din of a million starlings. Continue reading The din of a million starlings