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Thursday, June 05, 2008

20080604 This week in The Tentacle

This week in The Tentacle

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Mayhem of May

Kevin E. Dayhoff

For those who have desperately clung to a concept of civility and a respect for the office of the president, May was truly the month of full-employment for gossips, political pundits, and the ghoulish goblins of social maladjustment.

A Primary Food Primer

Tom McLaughlin

Why are world food prices so high? How is this connected with illegal immigration? Why do we have a $91 billion Farm Bill? How are these related?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Machine's O'Malley

Roy Meachum

Never mind those dewy-eyed impressions. They are based chiefly on this governor's youthful good looks. Singing with his Irish band didn't hurt. But Martin O'Malley practices old-fashioned machine politics.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Political Street Gossip – Part One

Richard B. Weldon Jr.

A recent Market & Patrick Street corner conversation has fueled my political speculation gene. A prominent Fredericktonian, known as a quiet – albeit generous – type, asked what I thought about the upcoming federal, city, county, and state elections.

The Age of Online Animosity

Steven R. Berryman

The more that I follow the divisive issues of our day, the more I feel we are in “The Age of Online Animosity.” Righteous indignity is having a field day, and there is far more posturing than productive discourse floating about. This is especially evident on the Internet.

Friday, May 30, 2008

McCarthy's Last Hours in Town

Roy Meachum

On recent warm days, my thoughts have gone back to another May: I was then a reporter for The Washington Post. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy had breathed his last labored breath on May 2, 1957, at Bethesda's Naval Medical Center. Like everyone else at the paper, and many in the nation, his death electrified our memories.

Indy Adventures On

Edward Lulie III

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” reunites star Harrison Ford with Karen Allen in another adventure epic. While time may have added wrinkles and a few creases the movie formula still works.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Empty Words – and Actions

Tony Soltero

As this year's Memorial Day holiday draws to a close, it's fitting to note that some good news has come out of Capitol Hill. The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008, the bill that extends full educational benefits to our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, sailed through the U. S. Senate by a decisive 75-22 margin.

A Medical Prescription

Patricia A. Kelly

Our medical system is broken. It’s up to you to navigate it, advocate for yourself, and get good care in spite of it. You are your own best bet.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ham Nation

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Newspaper junkies learned last week that Mary Katherine Ham is joining The Washington Examiner as the online editor of “the publication’s forthcoming new web site.”

Beach Ladies

Tom McLaughlin

I love women and now that the Memorial Day weekend has just passed, they are parading on the beach in as little clothing as possible. And I am sitting in my sand chair watching.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Joe's Bench

Roy Meachum

It took place in front of Joe Cohen's cigar store; the one with the walk-in humidor - although these days not a lot of folks walk in. Uncle Joe, as he is called, also maintains a bench against his North Market Street window.

The “Invisible” Road Not Taken…

Nick Diaz

The annual “Ride to the Wall” just took place yesterday, and judging from the amount of publicity about this annual event, you have probably heard about it.

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