Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Sir,

This is your finest hour in Reality Check. (SYRIA – JUST SAY NO – Issue: 9/4/13) You have put this thing to the wall and said everything I am thinking and fearing. This country has had enough of war, enough of intervening in civil wars around the globe, …

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Reality Check: Vladimir Putin – Satirist

It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask

by   |  09/18/2013  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Vladimir Putin – Satirist

Reality Check: Boondoggle Update

Or Our Merry Ride Into The Syrian Abyss Continues

In the event Syria imploded, for instance, or in the event there was a threat of a chemical weapons cache falling into the hands of al-Nusra or someone else and it was clearly in the interest of our allies and

by   |  09/11/2013  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Boondoggle Update

Reality Check: Syria – Just Say No

Keep on chooglin’.

—John Fogerty

This is a nation of war junkies. I’m a junky, you’re a junky. We cannot get enough. There isn’t a skirmish, civil war, revolution or upheaval that we can’t comment on, investigate, monitor or butt into. It is amazing. Since World War II, arguably the …

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Reality Check: Print, Bravery & The Aquarian Weekly

What I’m about to write is way overdue. It should have been written five years ago, maybe 10; the weeks, months and years get hazy after a while. When this space had its 10th anniversary in 2007, I remember writing something about the paper that publishes it; the home base …

by   |  08/28/2013  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Print, Bravery & The Aquarian Weekly

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

The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie And The 1970s Peter Doggett (2012)

A painstaking deconstruction of arguably the most prolific period of a pop/rock artist in any era, rock journalist Peter Doggett’s The Man Who Sold The World follows the many threads of a complicated and …

by   |  08/21/2013  |  Comments (2)

Reality Check: Stop & Frisk – Crime, Freedom & The Urban Myth

It has taken a while—14 years to be exact—for NYC to be up in arms about this hilariously unconstitutional Stop & Frisk policy.

After 9/11/2001, of course, all bets were off. But unlike the outrageous vagaries of the deplorable Patriot Act and the wild nonsense perpetuated by the FBI and …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

Your fight on this issue over the years has been inspiring. (DOWN GOES DOMA – Issue: 7/3/13) And this latest column had just the right amount of defiant ecstasy over the historic Supreme Court ruling that was way overdue. But there is still much to be done on …

by   |  08/14/2013  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Reality Check: Mr. Rodriguez Vs. Major League Baseball

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez is a Major League Baseball Player. He also happens to be an American citizen. Mr. Rodriguez’s treatment by MLB makes it hard to swallow that his employers are fully aware of this. It appears, in fact, that MLB considers one of its signature employees a faulty product …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Sir,

Not really sure what you’re saying here. (EVERYTHING IS DISEASE – Issue: 6/28/13) Are you saying that nothing is a disease? Alcoholism? Diabetes? Cancer? Or is everything considered a disease, and so nothing really is a disease? I mean, I get it. You’re being funny here. But I think …

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