Monthly Archives: December 2010

Rethinking a bad idea

Y’all in College Station had better realize that one of your less-than-brilliant ideas was opposed to journalism. Gig ’em. Advertisements

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A series of snapshot memories…

…as we say goodbye to 2010. These are in no particular order and mix politics, sports, entertainment, weather and more: 1. Chi-chi-chi-le-le-le 2. The “tea” was bitter, the “tea” was just right 3. The Georgian luger 4. One hell of … Continue reading

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Sure, you can protest here… (UPDATED AT BOTTOM)

…but we’re going to make as hard as we can for you. Such is the state of freedom of assembly in Russia. Late today a protest was to be held in Moscow to encourage the government to accept…and I can’t … Continue reading

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And now for the latest installment of…

…Anna Chapman. Alright, folks, let’s admit that the media have reached the point where anything that woman does is going to be news. And that’s true even though she’s back home in Mother Russia. Chapman was interviewed by a Russian … Continue reading

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Why did it matter so much to me?

I’ve had about 24 hours to digest the plagiarism committed by and suspension handed to ESPN’s Will Selva. (Access this link for my comments.) And in that time I’ve not articulated on this blog why I reacted as I did … Continue reading

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Which one stands out?

I spent several hours today at the new Consol Energy Center, the new multi-purpose facility in Pittsburgh that is most notably the new home of the NHL’s Penguins. Pittsburgh has taken pride — and with justification — in the new … Continue reading

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Another six years

Congratulations to Russia’s legal system for demonstrating (again) that it is synonymous with cronyism and political favoritism. As a Russian news agency reports: A Moscow court sentenced Russian ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev to another … Continue reading

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