Archive for October 2009

Obama as Nobel Laureate: To see ourselves as others see us

Posted 10 October 2009 by
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One of the first things I heard today on Weekend Edition Saturday was Scott Simon’s essay “Gandhi, King, Walesa, Mandela—Obama?” The essay ends with this twist. The president said yesterday, “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize.” [...]

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There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while

Posted 6 October 2009 by
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John Birch Society

On Monday evening, October 5, 2009, I watch the PBS program “Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times.” Knowing about the quality reporting attributed to the Los Angeles Times in recent times, I decided to watch this program. With its recognized quality today (even after a buyout from Chicago), I was a bit surprised to [...]

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