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Opinion: It’s a secret

Did you know some restaurants have what they call “secret menus”? I’d never heard of them, but apparently that’s the point. I discovered this the other day when I accompanied my friend Steve to one...

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Opinion: Dance mom vet

I’ve been struggling for topics of late but was holding on to the notion that dance competition season would soon be starting and I’d have a plethora of tacky, delicious stories to relay. But...

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Opinion: The gap of the gaps

The American founders knew it. Even the modern, liberal French know it. The distinction between a mob and a populist revolution is a narrow one. Contemporary French journalist and politician Jean-Francois Revel illustrates the...

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Opinion: Awards Season

So here we are, entering Award Season. I hope you’ve stocked up on popcorn for all those long nights in front of the television watching George Clooney make acceptance speeches. We’ve already had the...

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Opinion: Perhaps the best salient point ever

In case you were wondering who most of us are dealing with as the leader of the free world, consider this passage from the Wall Street Journal last week: “In the 1944 film ‘Gaslight,’...

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Opinion: Where only true leaders are needed

We’re sure you’ve heard the fallout about President Barack Obama’s no-show at the Paris anti-terrorism march, which drew “dozens of world leaders” on Jan. 11. Quite frankly, we don’t understand what all the fuss...

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Opinion: Reader reminders

News flash: If you dislike my column, DON’T READ IT! Seriously, no one is making you sit down with your cup of organic coffee and peruse my articles. Turn the page, avert your eyes,...

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Opinion: Whose line is it, anyway?

What makes great one-liners? They are often wonderful insights, plays on words, or mis-directions in thinking.  Below are just a few of my favorites that I collected during the year 2014. Some are far...

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Opinion: The elephant in the room

Can being polite ever be a bad thing? In the Victorian age, we were encumbered with a plethora of topics deemed “impolite” and to be avoided, especially in mixed company, at all costs. Money,...