Stephen Kellogg: Road Diary at 40 – Songwriter Marks Time Making Timeless Music

Gonna be a good friend
Gonna be a family guy
Gonna pour my heart out
Till the day after I die
And when I am an angel
Looking for a landing
Gonna be the last man standing
– Stephen Kellogg, “Last Man Standing”

“Hang on, man, I got to pull …

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Reality Check: Mixed Messages – Election Day 2017

My dear friend of 28 years now, Rob Astorino, the current Republican County Executive of Westchester County, a highly expensive and mostly bucolic enclave in the hub of the Hudson Valley, NY, was seeking his third term this past Tuesday and was slaughtered by Democrat State Senator George Latimer. Rob …

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Reality Check – Reader’s Responses

Sir,

This is something that needed to be said (RADICAL CAUCASIAN TERRORISM 8/23/17). Now more than ever. With a white supremacist in the White House surrounded by racists who see some kind of equivalency between Nazis and the Klan and those who leave the safety of their homes to cease …

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Reality Check: Elect Phil Murphy – Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Time to get what Doctor Hunter S. Thompson once called the “rock and roll vote” out of mothballs and get to the polls this Nov. 7 to elect Democrat Phil Murphy the next governor of New Jersey, and move this state out of the dark ages and cease this nearly …

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Reality Check – CAVEAT EMPTOR: Or How Facebook, Russia And The American Voter Equal Freedom

Except for the president of the United States and a few FOX News shut-ins, it has been long established that the Russian government had an effect on the 2016 presidential election. Whether this included the Donald Trump campaign directly or not, seeing how the infiltration all seemed to be aimed …

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Reality Check – NFL Patriotic Nonsense Has Two Sides, Corporate Con Comes Home to Roost

The National Football League has done a magnificent job these last few decades conflating patriotism with its product; a product, by the way, run by despots, played by a disturbing number of criminals, and whose chief purpose now is to keep everyone from recognizing that their sport causes brain damage. …

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Reality Check – Jimmy Kimmel & The New Age Of Celebrity Politics

The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.

– Mark Twain

We have a steadfast rule around here that makes it easy to base all of our opinions upon: If Mark Twain approves, we do. Samuel L. Clemens …

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Reality Check – The Hillary Delusion: Loser’s Lament (A Commentary)

Guess who has a new book out?

Guess what it’s called?

Hillary Clinton’s, What Happened, has hit the shelves (or hit the Amazon shipping boxes since bookstores are disappearing daily) and it provides us with whatever excuses the losing 2016 Democratic presidential candidate can conjure to wipe this mess …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

James,

This was one fantastic piece. (THE SUMMER OF ANNIE HALL AT 40 – Issue: 7/19/17) Annie Hall has gone from an underrated classic that was showered with awards and accolades and put Woody Allen on the map as a serious filmmaker and then for the longest time became somewhat …

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Reality Check: Two Decades, One Space; How The Hell Did This Happen?

I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively … For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don’t lie to yourself and use the

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