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Galanty Miller’s Re-tweets

I’m an involved parent and I’m concerned about the people educating my kids. That’s why I actively follow my son’s teacher’s eHarmony site./ I went on a blind date with a lovely woman, though I thought it was weird when she started to hit our waiter with a red flag.

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Steve Poleskie/Then & Now

How many innocent civilians have been killed by our military drone strikes?  Many of these MQ-9 Reaper drones, on combat and surveillance missions over Afghanistan, are remotely piloted by members of the 174th Attack Wing based at Hancock Field, just a short drive up Route 81 in Syracuse, New York. How must it feel to go home to your wife and kids in Mattydale after just having destroyed, by mistaking them for a group of Taliban, a wedding party of innocent Afghan civilians?

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Primer to the Primaries/Redux

The ideological struggles noted speak to the tensions between economic and social (wo)man that have existed throughout human history.  In other words, it’s always been a contest over how to best manage the two elements tied to human nature.  Whatever systems might develop, this is something to keep in mind, particularly given that some form of capitalism may best serve the contemporary interests of both social and economic man.

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Songs for Ingrid

      Songs for Ingrid   Selected by Fred Roberts Music Editor     Category: Don't tell Ingrids to smile Song Title: Ingrid Won't Smile Artist: Milk White White Teeth Year: 2010 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DgpsLumrms   Category: Ingrid...

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Galanty Miller/Re-Tweets

  Photo by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash   by Galanty Miller Columnist I truly believe that Internet pornography is ruining society… but improving the Internet./ At least my son died doing what he loved. (He loved dying.)/ First day of school?!?! Then where the...

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Jim Palombo/Politics

  Holiday Contrasts by Jim Palombo Politics Editor here are two dumps located in this area of Mexico, one in the vicinity of San Miguel Allende, and the other, about 30 miles away, is near the city of...

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A Crack in the Sidewalk/Barbara Rosenthal

Happy New Year! Don’t worry. I’m not going to write about the coming apocalypse. What is occasioning this month’s column is a recent email from Ripley Whiteside, a wonderful studio assistant I had last year, who left for a full-time job but offered to continue helping via the net. I have been putting off hiring his replacement because I knew I’d be away on tour soon, and didn’t want to cause a gap in a new-hire’s employment. But beyond that civic concern, internally, the requirements of my multiple projects have been growing so complex that just doing it all myself trumped the dread of explaining and overseeing, at least until I get back (more later). That led to thinking about the nature of the job itself and also to doing a little research in my Archives.

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Then and Now/Steve Poleskie

The word “boy” stings. I realize he has purposely chosen the word to convey the feeling of how it must have sounded to generations of black men. “Look, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean anything, really. I was visiting a friend in the Peace Corps and now I’m going home.”  I have said the wrong thing again. After two weeks in the country I am aware that most people here are not too fond of Peace Corps Volunteers. Most Sierra Leonese think of them as American spies.

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Fabia Wong/In Search Of …

Photo by Randy Colas on Unsplash/Champs-Élysées, Paris, France *** The Serious Man and the rise of the mob: A contemporary contemplation of the works of Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt   by Fabia Chenivesse-Wong Columnist [dropcap style="font-size: 46px;...

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