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Jeter the cheater. At least it rhymes. But there is serious debate among sports fans and ethicists about whether the acting job by the Yankees shortstop last week, when he feigned being hit by a pitch, crossed the line that separates cheating from fair play. The bigger issues, perhaps, are how this particular sports controversy […]

My new cell phone calls people on its own. I know this because people I don’t know call me back, asking why I phoned. I tell them I didn’t phone them — my phone did. Which makes them sore. Unlike the first cell phone I had — it was big and heavy and all I […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Man, oh man, I’m mad. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. Take what? I don’t know. And that makes me mad. Angry. Riled up. Cranky. Irate. Livid. Bellicose. Splenetic. Which has something to do with the spleen. Think it involves leakage. Whatever it is, […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Newark, DELAWARE ““ The morning after Tea Party movement darling Christine O’Donnell made political mincemeat out of Karl Rove’s and George H.W. Bush’s favored GOPer Mike Castle in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, the News Journal here reflected  reaction in the state ““ and beyond: Its headline screeched: “Anti-establishment […]

When Barack Obama was a state legislator in Illinois he occasionally used the tactic of voting “present” on certain bills because the measures, as written, were flawed and the goal was to get them improved before passage. It worked as a legislative maneuver but was misrepresented years later by political opponents who claimed it was […]

When Barack Obama was a state legislator in Illinois he occasionally used the tactic of voting “present” on certain bills because the measures, as written, were flawed and the goal was to get them improved before passage. It worked as a legislative maneuver but was misrepresented years later by political opponents who claimed it was […]

After some years of slumbering comfortably, the American people have awakened and they are hopping mad over what they have discovered was going on while they slept. The stunning results of yesterday’s primary contests should be frightening not only to the Democrats, but to those Republicans in name only – RINOs – whose actions have […]

Disillusionment implies at some point you were illusioned. You believed something that turned out not to be true. I watched a documentary where young people in the early “˜90s thought their music was “alternative,” and then they were disillusioned when grunge became mainstream. “It’s like”¦what can you believe in anymore, man.” The point is: disillusionment […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Did you ever buy something cheaply on eBay assuming its value would increase and plan to sell it later ““ and later find it’s seemingly worthless? It does happen and here’s a cautionary tale for those who use eBay about Jack Bludderberg– who bought John McCain’s political soul. “I’ve been […]

Sure, the economy is a mess and the future isn’t looking so hot. But we’ve had big problems before — we’ve solved them before. Take polio. According to the book “SuperFreakonomics,” it would be hard to invent a more frightening illness. Polio struck children. Nobody knew how it was contracted. There was no prevention or […]