Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stewart/Colbert Go Establishment on America

Well, unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the Stewart/Colbert rally to restore sanity and/or fear. However The Nation (www.thenation.com ) is running a live stream of the event and NPR is posting updates via twitter. Also keep track of whatever … Continue reading

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General Wesley Clark Speaks at GWU Elliot School

Last week I had the privilege of listening to General Wesley K Clark speak at the Banville Forum, a speaker series presented by the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. General Clark is a former NATO Supreme … Continue reading

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NYT On the Education of a President

The New York Times published an article on 10/12/2010 by Peter Baker about the education of President Barack Obama, and it was not on his schooling – it was on the lessons Mr. Obama has learned during his first two … Continue reading

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A Silent Victory in Afghanistan

I was reading an op-ed article from yesterday’s Washington Post by Michael Gerson about how America will secure victory in Afghanistan. His idea? They already are, but it is largely a silent victory, overshadowed by the greater political stories of … Continue reading

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Bookstores of the Future?

I was chatting with a few co-workers this past week about the future of text. Everyone knows that the publishing industry is, at this time, struggling to find ways to maintain profits, even as demands for media and information (usually … Continue reading

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Wine, Music, Wine, Wine, Part 2

The dust has settled from the Mt. Vernon wine festival and I finally have time to organize my thoughts on the evening as well as relay some recommended regional wines. The event hosted 17 different wineries from around the state … Continue reading

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Wine, Music, Wine, Wine

Tonight is the night of the Mt. Vernon wine festival – a bi-annual celebration of local Virginia wineries. This year, 17 different wineries made an appearance, showcasing everything from dry, bitter reds to light, sweet fruit wines. My two picks … Continue reading

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