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  • Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

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    By Published November 17, 2017 at 1:31 pm - No Comments Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case with the potential to end this nation’s abominably long and freakish experimentation with the death penalty. That’s right, drum roll, please. […]

    Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean
  • GQ outrage and IQ go together

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    By Published November 17, 2017 at 10:32 am - No Comments I did some really deep research today and found out GQ magazine has a little over 600,000 subscribers and about 800,000 readers. In other words, most people, myself included, have never read the magazine or know anyone who does. The […]

    GQ outrage and IQ go together
  • Vietnam Vet talks about his first day in country

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    By Published November 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm - No Comments Part One:  Vietnam Day One We recently celebrated Veterans Day, in which our nation salutes all of the men and women who have served our country in many conflicts over many years. At one such celebration I met men who […]

    Vietnam Vet talks about his first day in country
  • Freddie Gray death inspired new HBO documentary ‘Baltimore Rising’

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    By Published November 16, 2017 at 11:01 am - No Comments Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis talks with community leader Genard “Shadow” Barr in the new HBO documentary Baltimore Rising. (courtesy HBO) In April 2015, a seemingly routine arrest turned tragically fatal when Freddie Gray – a twenty-five year old […]

    Freddie Gray death inspired new HBO documentary ‘Baltimore Rising’
  • Las Vegas massacre the result of incompetence

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    By Published November 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm - No Comments LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI said Stephen Paddock opened fire from an elevated position inside his 32nd floor suite of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and fired down onto a crowd of 22,000 concert goers. Paddock’s […]

    Las Vegas massacre the result of incompetence
  • “Psyche on Vine” is a very happy surprise

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    By Published November 15, 2017 at 10:01 am - No Comments I will confess that when my friend and sometimes collaborator Paul Gant invited me to see a show at The Three Clubs on Vine I said “Sure” with just a wee cringe. Oh there Is nothing all that bad about […]

    “Psyche on Vine” is a very happy surprise
  • Veterans and others break ground for WWI Memorial

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    By Published November 14, 2017 at 8:01 am - No Comments Shovels used for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Anthony C. Hayes) In an act which many Americans feel is long overdue, almost 300 people joined members of the U.S. World War I […]

    Veterans and others break ground for WWI Memorial
  • Open Fist delivers with “deLEARious”

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    By Published November 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm - No Comments In a style reminiscent of Mel Brooks and Monte Python the Open Fist Theatre Company has launched a revival of the smash hit production of deLEARious now on stage at the Atwater Village Theatre. Book, music and lyrics are by […]

    Open Fist delivers with “deLEARious”



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Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide....

GQ outrage and IQ go together

I did some really deep research today and found out GQ magazine has....

Vietnam Vet talks about his first day in country

Part One:  Vietnam Day One We recently celebrated Veterans Day, in which our....

Freddie Gray death inspired new HBO documentary ‘Baltimore Rising’

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis talks with community leader Genard “Shadow” Barr....

Las Vegas massacre the result of incompetence

LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI said Stephen....

“Psyche on Vine” is a very happy surprise

I will confess that when my friend and sometimes collaborator Paul Gant invited....

Veterans and others break ground for WWI Memorial

Shovels used for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new World War I Memorial....

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Lyrics

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