Reality Check: Egypt – Democracy, Religion & The Great Divide

Author’s Note: It is imperative that one comes to the following with the jaundiced view shared by this space that in no way do we think there was, is and will be anything truly binding to this fourth or fifth Arab Spring in Egypt. Mostly, these people are nuts. This …

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Reality Check: Grapefruit Circus Blows Through Town

Florida’s Reality Show Kangaroo Trial Achieves Maximum Effect

A spectacular bevy of ridiculous bullshit has gone down in the now-approaching 17 years I’ve penned this column. I have been forced to write about more than a few of them—the last one being the whole Donald Trump pay-attention-to-me-I-have-money-and-a-tv-show-otherwise-I’m-the-guy-you-try-and-avoid-while-getting-on-the-subway-screaming-that-aliens-have-lodged-a-brain-washing-device-in-my-rectum media blitz. Normally …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

It is stunning how skillfully this column is able to walk the tightrope between social commentary and political ideology without ever, and I do mean EVER, getting deeply caught in the morass of either. (THE SELF-PERPETUATING GORGE OF POWER or How The IRS Becomes HAL 9000 – Issue: 6/5/13) This …

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Reality Check: Down Goes DOMA

Along With Prop 8, Supreme Court Ends Latest Era Of Legal Discrimination

 

Although Congress has great authority to design laws to fit its own conception of sound national policy, it cannot deny the liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

– Justice Anthony Kennedy

Unconstitutional.…

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Reality Check: Everything Is Disease

Disease – a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms.

– Webster Dictionary

 

The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease,

a move that could induce

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Reality Check: Edward J. Snowden & Glenn Greenwald – Hacking Into Hypocrisy?

If there is one thing that this space has tried to illustrate for the past 16 years is that hypocrites are not the exclusive property of ideological or political affiliation. In the past weeks, as we have been inundated by a phalanx of stories depicting with grand detail one fuck …

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Reality Check: The Self-Perpetuating Gorge Of Power – Or How The IRS Becomes HAL 9000

Take heed and beware the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

—Matthew 16:6

 

Jesus of Nazareth was as anti-establishment as it gets; a spiritual ascetic, who actually considered himself God within a sect of people weaned on the primacy of an all-powerful deity. And he took that lunacy …

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Reality Check: How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Shield Law

Quit while you’re ahead.

—Carl Bernstein

 

Just received notice from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that I am a criminal.

Well, could be a criminal. Aim to be a criminal? Not sure. The statute of limitations must be up on this puppy from 10/10/01 – KASBAH ROCKING:

“Right now …

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Reality Check: Second Term Jinx – Obama Style

This has been a stellar week for the federal government, and by proxy a bad week for our re-elected president, who has only had to traverse barely five months of a second term when the jinx began to kick in.

Those of us fairly sure that the glass was not …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Sir,

This column is chilling. (THE LESSONS OF BOSTON – Issue: 4/24/13) Not sure I can agree with most of it. I think there is something that can be done to halt this madness, and not just increased spending on Homeland Security and spying and a lean on our Bill …

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