Monthly Archives: October 2015

Well, that’s over: Biden’s out!

Joe Biden has finally been heard from. No more of the Hamlet-esque angst, no more hemming and hawing. No more wondering if he’ll run. No more ‘please, please run Joe!’ cries from the peanut gallery. Thankfully. He’s been an admirable … Continue reading

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The First Democratic Presidential Debate Winner

It’s now been about a week and we’ve had time to sit back and think about what happened in the debate.  No longer a first impression kind of deal; we can reflect on what actually happened, what was said, and … Continue reading

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Book Reviews

I’ve decided to have a separate blog dedicated to all things books: reviews, new releases (if I learn of anything of interest), readers advisories, news stories, all that kind of thing.  I’ll leave this one for my political ramblings, some … Continue reading

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Ben Carson: The most dangerous Republican candidate?

Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon running as a Republican candidate for President, is steadily gaining in the polls even as Donald Trump is losing.  Are voters moving towards him?  And why?  But the more important question is whether Ben Carson … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dereliction of Duty

McMaster, H. R.  (1992).  Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that led to Vietnam.  New York: Harper Perennial Press. ISBN: 978-0060929084 and 0060929081.  Also available in hardback, ISBN 978-0060187958 and 0060187956, and audio book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Double Whammy

Double Whammy.  Carl Hiaasen.  New York: Warner Books.  ISBN 978-0446352765 and 0446352764.  Also available in hardback, ISBN 978-0399132971 and 039913297X, paperback, ISBN 978-0446695664 and 0446695661, and audio book (no ISBN available). Double Whammy is the second novel Hiaasen wrote without a collaborator.  It was published … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible Against Itself: Why the Bible Seems to Contradict Itself

The Bible Against Itself: Why the Bible Seems to Contradict Itself.  Randel McCraw Helms.  Altadena, CA:  Millenium Press.  ISBN 978-0965504768 and 096550476X. Also available in hardback, ISBN 978-0965504751 and 0965504751. One of three books Helms has written about the Bible (the other two … Continue reading

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