Columns

The Freak Show: Republican Puppets

Ever hear of Grover Norquist? Not many people have. Yet he’s the “power behind the scenes” guiding the Republican refusal to compromise on the “budget cuts” vs. “revenue raising” negotiations that have held...
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Reality Check: Debt Ceiling Stare Down

By August 2 we will learn the final and binding results of the 2010 mid-term elections. This is when the nation’s debt ceiling needs to be raised, as it’s been some 70 times over the past half century, includin...
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Deleted Scenes: On Being Bitter

Going back to my college radio days on the air at the venerable WSOU, I’ve been in the music industry going on a decade now, and increasingly, I feel like an old man. By and large, I’ve parked myself—with some ...

Inked Out: Clockwork Custom

CLOCKWORK CUSTOM TATTOO—Centereach, NY Just when you thought that I didn’t read your emails on theaquarian.com, I’m about to prove you wrong. Every month I ask readers to suggest tattoo shops to me, and la...

Deleted Scenes: Americaneers

I was driving to work this morning, as I always do, down a host of local streets before getting on the highway, and as I sat in the middle of the road waiting to make a left turn, I noticed an orange sign t...
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