Monthly Archives: January 2012

Christina Jeffrey’s Son Writes Letter To The Editor Criticizing Newt

Last week, I discussed what I consider to be both a revealing and embarrassing episode from Newt Gingrich’s tenure as Speaker in the House, which resulted in the House going without an official historian for a decade. In short, Gingrich … Continue reading

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Promises Kept Part One: Dylan The Cat

I recently promised that I would include more Robyn Hitchcock on this blog. Here he is comparing Bob Dylan to a cat: How many times have you seen him play live? What were those shows like? Five or six. Invariably … Continue reading

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Historian Newt Gingrich Responsible For Decade Long Lack Of Official House Historian

As pretty much everyone knows, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich likes to cast himself as an expert on just about everything thanks to his long ago PhD in history. He’s even claimed that he was hired by Freddie Mac to … Continue reading

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What Mary Karr Says I Should Bring To The Party

In an interview published today on The Days of Yore, Mary Karr has what seems to me to be good advice on making your way in the world. Naturally, her advice is laced with the advice of other writers: Do … Continue reading

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Dr. Keith Ablow: Gingrich’s Infidelity Is A Reason He Should Be President, But Anthony Weiner Needed To Resign

Media Matters and New York’s Dan Amira are highlighting an op-ed published on Fox News.com yesterday by Glenn Beck co-author Dr. Keith Ablow, which argues that Newt Gingrich’s two broken marriages shouldn’t concern potential voters. In fact, Ablow argues that Gingrich’s … Continue reading

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As Usual, I’m Late To The Party

This past Christmas, I received about $80 or so in iTunes gift cards. Without any apps or video games whetting my appetite, I ended up purchasing a good deal of music, filling in some of the gaps left hollow by … Continue reading

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WordPress Protests SOPA/PIPA

My host and CMS, WordPress, is one of many web entities blacking out or altering their homepages today in protest against the Senate’s Protect IP Act and the House’s Stop Online Piracy. Here’s the video explainer WordPress has posted on its homepage. It’s a … Continue reading

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