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The Biggest Loser
MSNBC opinionate Keith Olbermann was suspended last week for having violated the political donation provision in the company’s standards by contributing donations totaling $7,200 to three Democratic politicians he had supported on his show. Olbermann returned to his regular Tuesday night slot withoutapologizing to the network. He did, however, offer a written apology to his fans for “having precipitated such anxiety and...
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November 10, 2010
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“Sparky”… now that’s a name that could only be tagged to a baseball player, except he didn’t play the game, he managed it. Anderson died last week at 76. “Sparky was, by far, the best manager I ever played for,” saidCincinnati Reds Pete Rose. “He understood people better than anyone I ever met. His players loved him, he loved his players,...
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November 8, 2010
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Ethical stories surround us every day. While the media tends to focus on the negative, it’s important to acknowledge the positive. While sitting in a local theater the other night listening to the energetic Disney musical Beauty and the Beast, something jumped out at me; something unexpected. The opening narration lays out the backstory. “…a young prince… spoiled, selfish, and unkind…...
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November 5, 2010
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More than Words
“I still believe that the mildest and most obscure of Americans can be rescued from oblivion by good luck, sudden changes in fortune, sudden encounters with heroes. I believe it because I lived it.” Those words come from Ted Sorensen, advisor, counselor and speechwriter for President John Kennedy.  Sorensen died Sunday at the age of 82. In 1961, I clearly...
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November 3, 2010
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Something Worth Remembering
It’s Election Day in America, once again… …And while the “nabobs of negativity” have bombarded us with all kinds of factoids, drama and fear, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of just a few of the things that are great about this country. Dinesh D’Souza came to the United States from India, and attended Dartmouth College where he graduated Phi...
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November 2, 2010
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A Moment of Sanity
Of course, Comedy Central’s Rally to Restore Sanity had plenty of comedy. That’s the cable channel’s stock-in-trade. But it offered something more, something that’s been missing from all the political posturing, bullying and noise. It offered an image of thousands coming together around a call for civility and reasonable debate. At the end of three hours of music and arch political humor...
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November 1, 2010

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