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Sean Spicer

Because I’m leaving for Boston in two days, I spent most of this afternoon at my beauty salon. Got my hair colored and my nails done. Felt pampered all the way.

At the same time, Press Secretary Sean Spicer fielded

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Dorping Out

No that’s not a typo; I’m inventing a new word that means “taking a break to ponder what to do next.”

Three weeks ago the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. It was euphoric. Two weeks

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Bridge of Spies

It was either a trip to Costco an hour away or a trip to the movies just up the road for our Saturday time together.  The first snow of the season settled it for us, so Earl and I headed

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Syria

The vote on whether to approve military action (or not) against Syria is a moving target.  The last I heard it was scheduled for “some time this week,” although previous dates were more specific. Maybe the President and Congress hope

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The Debt Ceiling

Today is the final day that Congress has to raise the debt ceiling. As of this writing (12:30 PM Eastern time) it looks as if all the players – the President, cabinet members, the House and the Senate – are

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Strident Voices

I rarely listen to the Fox radio or TV stations, even though they proclaim to be “fair and balanced.” Who wouldn’t want to be known as fair and balanced? I find, however, that the talking heads on Fox are so

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Twenty-four Hours Later

This time last night I was watching snippets of the various official inaugural balls and hoping to catch a glimpse of President and Mrs. Obama dancing. Dancing as if all was wonderful.

Maybe for the evening it was, although the

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What to Say

I’ve watched the inauguration of President Barack Obama most of the day: the oath of office, his speech, the parade, the analyses. Now I’m getting ready to watch coverage of the official inaugural balls this evening. It’s almost too much

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Tuning In

So far I have missed most of the pre-inaugural hoopla that occurred over the weekend. It wasn’t for lack of interest; rather it was for lack of being able to learn when various activities were televised. Our local newspaper has

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Less than Forty-Eight Hours

In less than forty-eight hours, the incumbent President will leave the White House for the last time while the newly inaugurated President will begin his term of office. Even though this happens every four or eight years, each departing and

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