Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

This is one of your most moving columns that I will clip and hang in my home. (THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS AT 150—Issue: 11/19/13) You should delve into this area of political history more often. Your normal combative style, while entertaining, is dwarfed by this effort. Thanx.
—JX4000

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Reality Check: Major League Baseball – Still Broke After All These Years

Major League Baseball continues its over a century of government-sanctioned fraud, racketeering, suspension of civil rights, and illegal business practices this week by suspending the right to work of one of its players for one year on nothing more than the purchased testimony of a convicted criminal, circumstantial copied evidence …

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Reality Check: Last Chance Power Drive

Chris Christie: Welcome To Thunderdome

Well, it was a good eight weeks for the governor of New Jersey. Two months ago he was the Republican lion, staring into national TV cameras and commanding the rest of the world, especially Washington D.C., to take a good, hard look at “How things …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

James,

There is so much truth in this column it is hard to respond to it all. (IT CAME FROM NEW JERSEY—Issue: 11/13/13) But suffice to say the Republican Party is a barely breathing national entity. It only exists now because of local elections, mainly in the South and Midwest …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Fantastic! A-Rite and Guitar Center in one article? (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT I – SHIT BALLS – Issue: 10/30/13) Christmas came early my friend.

Here’s the thing: 10 days before the website launch, the pencil pushers decided they could allow signing up. That’s a big scope change. As in: Gene Kranz …

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Rock Reads: A Seasonal Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Nothin’ To Lose – Ken Sharp, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons (2013)

If there is only one book you read about rock and roll this holiday season, then it has to be Nothin’ To Lose – The Making Of KISS 1972-1975. It is a monster and you will love it. …

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Reality Check: Keith Richards At 70

Although it was a shock when it actually happened, nobody was really that surprised. Everybody knows people that you just have a feeling about them that they’re not going to be 70 years old…ever. Not everybody makes it.

—Keith Richards on Brian Jones’ death in 1969

 

I …

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Reality Check: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances others.

—Nelson Mandela

 

You will read and hear a great deal about Nelson Mandela over the coming weeks, but for me he will always be a revolutionary. …

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Alice Cooper @ Mayo Performing Arts Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ—I have interviewed Alice Cooper three times in as many years around Halloween and each time the classic shock rocker tells me how he is in the best voice—sober and fit—and playing killer shows with killer musicians and how I should come out and see for myself. And so …

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Reality Check: Birth Of The Cynical Age

The following was originally published in this space on 11/26/03, the 40th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. It has now been half a century and its sentiments still ring true.

 

“We stand at the edge of a New Frontier—the frontier of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. It will deal …

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