Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The Scoreboard from Syria: Putin 1, Obama 0

During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, President John Kennedy received two different messages from the Soviet Union’s Premier Nikita Khrushchev.  JFK had been working to get the USSR’s missiles removed from Cuba and, in addition to a naval blockade … Continue reading

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“Sweet Caroline” is “Turning Japanese”

In keeping with the pop culture trend of mash-ups, this week’s topic revealed itself to me as two song titles. The former, of course, is the Neil Diamond hit that has become symbolic of Boston through its playing at Fenway … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Where?

May 15, 2013 3:58 PM News conferences have become difficult to watch lately. We call them “news,” not “press,” conferences because of the dwindling number of physically printed news outlets. The problem has been the lack of actual news content … Continue reading

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Droning on …

February 07, 2013 4:15 PM With the Brennan/CIA Director hearings on in the background, I am prompted to think about the entire controversy about the leaked information regarding the Obama administration’s use of drones against terrorist targets. What I have … Continue reading

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