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The Politics Of Pizza

Published on September 13, 2012 by in Columns

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about the state of political affairs in this heated election season—the divisiveness, the dog-whistle rhetoric, the political red meat.  I wrote about the lies, the half-truths, and the “sins of omission” that have dominated this campaign cycle, and the importance of non-partisan fact-checkers to sort through the

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Noise

Published on April 5, 2012 by in Columns

Sometimes it amazes me.  If you really slow down a little bit, and consider this era of information-overload, this constant assault of headlines and tidbits, gossip and chatter, it’s a wonder that our brains can even function at all.  If our brain is, in essence, a machine—sorting the wheat from the chaff, choosing what to

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Our Unwinnable War

Published on June 23, 2011 by in Columns

I confess.  I’m often a little slow when it comes to discovering great television shows.  On several occasions, I’ve been known to shrug off the impassioned urgings of trusted friends and family members who have told me about the greatest new TV show.  It’s hubris, mostly, and it’s indefensible. For years, friends of mine—really intelligent,

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