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Pastrami with a Side of Kibitz

Pastrami with a Side of Kibitz

Writing about Gaza isn’t going to change Gaza. I’m under no illusions. Talking about Gaza ...

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Sticks & iStones

Sticks & iStones

It’s not a race. But it’s set-up to feel like a race. I’m not talking ...

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Call It What It Is

Call It What It Is

John Boehner wants to sue President Obama. Some would call it frivolous. I’d call it ...

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Gay Games In Sochi

In Russia, there’s good news coming out. Not “coming out” in terms of opening up about your sexuality, coming out in terms of reporting international news. Vladimir Putin announced gay men and women who attend the Olympic Games in Sochi … finish reading Gay Games In Sochi

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The Last Bubble: Legal Fees

Going to law school is like having root canal. But instead of extracting a dead root, law schools extract your conscience. Want to make a fantastic living? Here’s what you do: go to law school, have your conscience yanked. In … finish reading The Last Bubble: Legal Fees

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Historical Case For The Innocence Of Michael Jackson

I’m tired of people discrediting Michael Jackson. We all know what he was: bad, but bad meaning good. If we insist on re-writing history, it’s time we gave proper credit to a discredited American Actor, a man of the ages, … finish reading Historical Case For The Innocence Of Michael Jackson

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Soup Tips From A Fanatical Soup Chef

1. The most famous soup on earth, Chicken Noodle Soup, seems to be the soup most commonly messed-up. At Max’s Deli, we make a clear chicken broth with bones, skinny egg noodles, topped with big chunks of chicken, carrot and celery. Tip: Don’t Mess with a … finish reading Soup Tips From A Fanatical Soup Chef

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Farewell To Fran Tarkenton

“Don’t get so confrontational,” Joey said. “I’m still figuring out how I feel about it. He was a punter. He had the easiest job in football. He knew the owners were religious. He knew the owners were homophobes. Kluwe should … finish reading Farewell To Fran Tarkenton

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Polar Vortex? Beam Me Up, Scotty!

5:35AM this morning, on the way to work, NPR announced Chicago was in a “Polar Vortex,” where temperatures could drop as low as 45 degrees below zero. It was so cold…how cold was it? It was so cold, salt wasn’t … finish reading Polar Vortex? Beam Me Up, Scotty!

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Everything Changes On New Years Day

Puked so hard, my hemorrhoids came back. Woke up with a beautiful woman crashed out in the living room on my couch. I think her name was Meeka. But I’m not sure. I texted 3-managers I work with at 5AM … finish reading Everything Changes On New Years Day

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Free Snowden

Grant Edward Snowden Amnesty. Grant Edward Snowden Clemency. Welcome Edward Snowden home with a ticker tape parade. “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”  What a charade. Let’s earn back the right to think of ourselves in lyrical phrases, … finish reading Free Snowden

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Resolutions For 2014

Here’s a resolution, I resolve to compare myself daily to arbitrary people on arbitrary lists. Here’s another resolution, I resolve to spend 87% of my waking hours defending myself against dimwits. Here’s yet another resolution, I resolve to pick up … finish reading Resolutions For 2014

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Born On The 24th Of December

The gift of being born on Christmas Eve is you learn, early on, it’s not about you. The lights. The festivities. The gifts. They’re not about you. As a child, it’s tough to take. As a grown up, it’s reassuring. … finish reading Born On The 24th Of December

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