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The Business Of Lies

The Business Of Lies

I've had several people ask me what I think of the decision last week by Facebook and YouTube to ban content from Alex Jones after Apple acted first to remove his Infowars podcasts from the iTunes store. The answer goes a little deeper than that. In each case, the...

Three Random Thoughts

Three Random Thoughts

The 2018 NFL pre-season is underway, complete with the new rule banning runners and receivers from putting their heads down, which will supposedly cut down on the number of concussions and similar head injuries. But that hasn't stopped the players from celebrating by...

Movie Review: “BlacKkKlansman”

Movie Review: “BlacKkKlansman”

"BlacKkKlansman" is the most powerful movie of the year. It's based on a book by Ron Stallworth who, in the 1970s, became the first African-American hired by the Colorado Springs police department. One day, he sees an ad in the paper for the Ku Klux Klan, which is...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

"Watching this show is like observing someone commit a crime, sentence themselves to community service, then try to get credit for their commitment to good works as if they never did anything wrong in the first place."That's a line from Jen Chaney's hysterically...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Here's a very nice piece from an Australian newspaper about one of my heroes, James Randi, who turned 90 this...

Game Show Memories

Game Show Memories

The other night, my wife and daughter and I browsed through YouTube for episodes of old TV game shows. We saw "Concentration" from 1958 with Hugh Downs as host, and a later 1970s version with Alex Trebek in a polo shirt, not a suit. Next I tracked down a "To Tell The...

Mr. Perspective Strikes Again

Mr. Perspective Strikes Again

At The Daily Beast, Sam Stein writes about a new Ipsos poll: 43 percent of self-identified Republicans said that they believed “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” Only 36 percent disagreed with that statement. When...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

Benefit of voting when it’s pouring rain: not having to walk the gauntlet of volunteers electioneering for their candidates in front of the polling place. However, I did cast a ballot for the pro-umbrella propositions.

Reel Spoilers: “MI-6”

Reel Spoilers: “MI-6”

I’m back for another Reel Spoilers podcast with Kevin, Joe, and Tom to review “Mission: Impossible - Fallout.” Lots of fun (and spoilers). Listen here, or download to your favorite podcast...

Less Moonves, More Compassion

Less Moonves, More Compassion

The misleading headline on the Associated Press story yesterday read: Les Moonves allegations: LA prosecutors declined to file sex abuse charges against CBS chief. My first thought was, wow, that was fast. The Ronan Farrow piece about six women claiming Moonves had...

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

It's the last day of July, and you know what that means: tomorrow, Target starts selling Christmas decorations.

Toss It In The Pool

Toss It In The Pool

I had such positive reaction to my Pooling Around piece earlier this month that I've dug another pool-related column out of my archives. This first appeared July 8, 1999... Last week, my wife and daughter were enjoying an afternoon at the neighborhood pool when they...