Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

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It is hard to believe that Hillary Clinton is still fending off a 74-year-old socialist senator from one of the smallest states in the union. (WHY BERNIE SANDERS MATTERS—Issue: 6/1/16) This is why Bernie Sanders matters—he’s still here! And I fear he is not going anywhere before, during or …

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Reality Check: Democratic National Convention 2016

REVENGE OF THE POLITICIANS

The System Punches Back “Old School” In Philadelphia

In 1988, with his party facing long odds in keeping the White House for a dozen years, outgoing President Ronald Reagan told his party’s convention that there was no need for change. “We are the change,” he boldly …

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Views From The Road – The Adam Duritz Interview: Counting Crows Frontman Reveals The Band’s Unique Performing Secrets, His Love Of Creative Spontaneity, And Remembers David Bowie And Prince

Over the past eight years now Adam Duritz and I have spent some quality time just talking; much of it has ended up in this paper. Each time Counting Crows comes into town, which is quite a bit, we chat. And each time it is engaging, informative, intimate, and analytical. …

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Reality Check: Republican National Convention 2016

THE TRUMP SHOW

Plagiarism, Insurrection And High Theater In Cleveland

The most dramatic, chaotic, and in every possible way historic national party convention of my lifetime has ended, and with it what you know of the Republican Party.

Citizen Donald J. Trump accepted the nomination to run for the most …

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Reality Check: Hypocrites & Sore Losers On Parade

Republican Lifers Turn Their Backs On Republicans

 

Mr. Trump must unify the GOP. This means forgoing attacks on fellow Republicans, acting gracious toward party leaders who skipped the convention, and making the gathering about more than simply himself. He should emphasize the party’s values and the success of down-ballot candidates.

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Reality Check: Now…It’s Over

Madam Shoo-In Avoids Prison & Will Coast To The White House

The last, best hope to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from the presidency left the FBI building this week, as its director, James Comey, finished a nearly 15-minute harangue rebuking every facet of the former secretary of state’s comportment in …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

I loved this column. (PRINCE ROGERS NELSON—1958 – 2016—Issue: 4/27/16) And all of your work when someone of this measure of talent and influence on our pop culture dies. You are able to frame it so beautifully. It is quite a gift. And as Prince gave of himself through his …

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

Looking for a celebration of music in words to while away your lazy summer days?

 

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello (2015)

An artfully presented glimpse into the mind of a passionate thinker and artist, Elvis Costello’s memoir reaches beyond anything attempted by rock stars in this …

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Reality Check: Thirteen Ways Of Looking At The Rolling Stones

In Praise Of The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones & A Candid Discussion With Author, Rich Cohen

There must be hundreds of books written about the Rolling Stones. Conservatively, I have read about 20 to 25, half of which I would deem good, and less than a …

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Reality Check: Muhammad Ali – 1942-2016

He is America’s greatest ego.

– Norman Mailer

 

Few lives are as epic as Muhammad Ali’s. It is an American epic, an African American epic, a religious epic, a boxing epic, a socio-political epic, a generational epic, and most of all, an inspirational epic. It is what the great …

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