Category Archives: Books & Arts

Authors of much-praised ‘Shattered’ omit key Trump quote, misleading readers

Authors of the book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign have been courted by a number of media on both right and left. Some conservative show hosts touted the book, apparently believing it places blame for the loss on the … Continue reading

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First 100 Days: Best-selling autopsy reveals Hillary mystery and unpaid bills for wannabe spoiler

President Donald Trump’s media critics are currently grading him on his first 100 days in office, but there are other matters deserving interest that have nothing to do with Trump. A best-selling autopsy on Hillary Clinton’s campaign is drawing attention … Continue reading

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After whining about media, Obama whines evoked as cartoonist captures truth

I had to laugh when I heard President Barack Obama, ever the master of theatrics and controller of messaging, claim GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was whining about media. 

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Meme touches nerve, but media omitted key info in Trump’s ribald remarks

Obsessive coverage of remarks made by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in private 11 years ago didn’t surprise me. For years, I’ve tried to get across many things to the GOP, and at the top of the list is the … Continue reading

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Expert: More than 100 ISIS jihadists sought to attack US in last 25 months

In an interview with Fox Business channel’s Stuart Varney, an expert cited a figure for the number of ISIS jihadists who have sought to attack the US over a two year period. Had the expert been anyone other than Dr. … Continue reading

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Country singer Aaron Lewis aims for roots in genre affected by creeping pop

Aaron Lewis, familiar to many as lead vocalist in the band Staind, is aiming for roots in country music as the genre is increasingly affected by creeping pop. Lewis’ latest album, Sinner, debuts on Sept. 16. The album includes the … Continue reading

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Eighteenth century hymnist gifted a song to the world

Recently my daughters, both of whom are musicians, agreed to perform a hymn for a baptism. The hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” has been widely performed and recorded. Mumford and Sons reportedly cover it sometimes in their performances.

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