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james-jouppi's picture
Mar.19.2014
  This is a copy of an e-mail I sent just today.  My respondent told me to give this a rest, but I'd like to use it as a starting point for this blog which, hopefully, will become more relevant to the present time.     Goliath,    Thanks for that, but lt leaves me with...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Apr.16.2013
           Twenty years after the events portrayed in the movie “Argo,” I set foot in Tehran for the first time and began almost a month of exploring the complex, sometimes surprising, country of Iran.  We were experienced travelers who had...
william-thompson-ong's picture
Feb.23.2013
Having authored a trilogy of thrillers based on Kate Conway as an intrepid investigative reporter, I’m pointing out some of the classics that inspired me—and based on their explosive story value may inspire you.  Citizen Kane (1941) The brilliant expose and bio-pic of newspaper tycoon William...
geri-spieler's picture
Aug.29.2012
  Ah for the years of presidential campaigns gone by. Political pundit's call the run-up to presidential elections the Silly Season. The time when campaign rhetoric jumps to conclusions about what is going to happen, based on small pieces of information.  As Congress is in recess until...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.10.2012
Watergate, by Thomas Mallon       image via miamiherald.com  If you were alive and reading the daily paper in 1972, you already know the gist of this story. If not, here it is, in brief: President Richard Nixon was running for his second term, and a group of cronies, aides,...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Aug.27.2010
Two years ago, Duane Clarridge sat down to be interviewed by John Pilger for Pilger's series "The War on Democracy." Clarridge, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer was indicted in 1991 for his involvement in covering up the Iran-Contra affair, and retired from the agency in 1987...
judy-jones's picture
Jul.07.2009
Ms. Helen Thomas;  interviewed on The Judy Joy Jones Show; @http://www.judyjoyjonesshow.com; is an American news service reporter, Hearst Newspaper columnist, member of the White House Press Corps & best-selling author!  Starting with John F. Kennedy, Ms. Thomas has covered every president...
michael-l-schmicker's picture
Apr.29.2009
On April 16, 1972, I officially finished my three years with the Nuay Santipahp Saharat America, the Peace Corps. We got 100 pounds of air freight free to ship our stuff home; I packed mostly memories. If my son ever asks me “What did you do in the war, Daddy?” I would tell him that I didn’t kill...
michael-l-schmicker's picture
Apr.18.2009
I  tried to stay out of trouble. I produced my ETV programs, sang at the Bacchus, and wrote articles for the Bangkok World about air pollution and photography exhibits. But I also spent hours in the AUA library, getting ready for my assignment in Laos after Peace Corps. I got in the habit of...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Mar.02.2009
A photo is worth a thousand words. What about a damning one, such as the ones to the left and right? Are there an extra few words that go along with self-incrimination??? Okay, okay...it's not as bad as it looks, although it very much looks 70s...I hope. My husband and I were "in costume....