Tag Archive: Obama

Oct 02

A Mass Shooting…Again.

Once again, our communities are about to proceed down the road of discussing guns, gun laws, reform of guns policy, the Second Amendment… and then end up with a whole lot of nothing. The cynic in us all immediately goes to this sensibility, but that cynic is also that part of you that can remember. …

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Jun 03

An Open Letter to the District of Columbia

Dear DC, Hey there my friend. Just wanted to thank you for all the incredible times we’ve had over the years. Since arriving in town at what seems to have been immediately following the War of 1812, you have been a great host and a roommate for me. This Jersey-born, PA-rooted, and NH-grown kid was …

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Jan 21

We Are Made For This Moment

Today is one of those days. Living in DC. Inauguration Day. Now, before you get all twisted about “ah damn, DK is gonna get all political on us again.” Nope. This isn’t about politics. This is about the United States of America. Inauguration Day is one of those amazing moments where our democracy, our democratic …

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Jan 17

Gun Control? Community Safety? Whatever It’s Called, Keep It a Debate not Soundbites

Whoa… this gun control/violence-in-our-society debate is pretty heavy. It’s almost too much to keep talking about, let alone write about.  All sides of this topic are now rallying for what will be the inevitable battle of how this rhetoric, public posturing, and television appearances finally turn into public policy… and governing. And that’s when this …

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Dec 17

We MUST Be Better Than This (Remember Newtown)

At some points over the weekend and into today, it all just seemed too unreal to be real, indeed. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT is just too much for us to grasp, comprehend, understand… or simply envision. Seven adult deaths in a quite New England town would have been too …

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Nov 15

Top 5

Did you ever see “High Fidelity” with John Cusack? It’s a great flick. It’s about a guy who owns a vinyl record shop (for those of you in the Millennial Generation: music used to come on these black discs that you had to spin and place a needle on to listen to music… check with …

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Nov 08

A Little Thing Called Democracy

Look, I’m not gonna lie. I LOVE politics. I know it has become a money-grubbing, “he said/he said/no one said correctly” kind of game. It’s sometimes petty. It’s very often a bunch of millionaires backing the candidacy of fellow millionaires dealing with issues none of them probably ever dealt with (like a low paying job, …

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Nov 05

‘Twas the Night Before Voting…

Election Eve. It’s like Christmas Eve…for wonks. While most of the US population is settling in for one last day of ridiculous amounts of political advertising on TV, mounds of flyers and mailers lodged into the mailbox, and of course the voice mail filling robocalls that really fool everyone (“Hey Honey, come listen to this! …

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