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January 2011


Egypt: The Ominous Parallels

Despite this publication’s design being primarily devoted to domestic issues occurring within U.S. borders, it is occasionally incumbent upon us to broaden …

State of the Union

The State of the Union

The theme of Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday was “We Do Big Things!”  That’s undoubtedly true if by Big Things he means …

Obama Pensive

Obama, Our Fairweather Friend

The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that President Obama is going forward with an on-again-off-again measure to review the myriad …

Mark Twain

Bowdlerizing Huck Ain’t a Good Idea

  Professor Alan Gribben, who teaches at Auburn University in Montgomery, has introduced a sanitized version of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry …

Emanuel's Resignation

Windy City Shuffle

Political news outlets have recently been closely tracking the ins-and-outs (mostly outs) of President Obama’s mid-term staff shuffle. All of those departing …

Joan Caulfield W/Mom & Pop/Etc/New Years


“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” – John W. Gardner Though a formidable part of this publication’s …