Category Archives: Politics

DOMA & Prop 8: a retrospective on an historic day

I woke up today, cleaned myself for the day, and logged onto Facebook, as per my usual routine. Unlike most days, though, my Facebook homepage was filled with excitement over the Supreme Court’s decision to declare the Defense of Marriage … Continue reading

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The Power of Sports

I am one of those people who are not amused whenever some professional athlete complains about being paid $5M when they want to be paid $6M; I likewise am not a fan of childish and selfish antics many athletes engage … Continue reading

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Random Topics, 1st edition

Random topics covers just that, appealing to the ADHD children in all of us.  Topic 1: Has Disney over-leveraged itself? In terms of big, corporate spending, it seems like no one is poised to outbid Disney. Disney, whose notable multi-billion … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Social Media

I am a bit idealistic and wistful in looking back at 2005, but Facebook at that point was extremely different; it was bare bones, it was simple, and it was about the casual enjoyment of connecting, and re-connecting, with friends … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno needs to be left to rest in peace

Following the sentencing of Jerry Sandusky and the conclusion of Penn State’s first football season in 46 years without Joe Paterno, I had hoped that the discussion surrounding the unprecedented Penn State scandal would stop. If not for the Paterno … Continue reading

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PEDs in Sports: have we learned anything?

It’s a grimmer story than most: torn ACL and MCL. Time table to come back: a year. First, surgery, then rehab, then a miraculous season in which he comes nine yards short of breaking the single-season rushing record. The team … Continue reading

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What constitutes news in today’s world?

What is news? The Manti Te’o story, straight out of a soap opera, is unavoidable; even CNN.com has a block devoted to it. Lance Armstrong, which again is soap opera-esque material, dominated headlines for two straight weeks. The mere fact … Continue reading

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