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There are clearly now

two sides south of the border. On one side you have: untrustworthy Putin, his corrupt indicted agents who hacked the 2016 US election and poisoned four UK people, crazy boorish Trump, fake news Fox network, lying Sarah Sanders and staffers … Continue reading

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Don Iveson and City Council

have permanently and unconscionably destroyed Edmonton–its roads, neighborhoods, the flow and access, events and tourism. Edmonton is now a dump, a demolition site, much like what you see in Third World countries on the news. Think of them as you … Continue reading

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The Return of Civilized Dining to Rutherford House

Vintage Fork now open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, jazz nights, and afternoon tea. Reservations online.

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Hero of The Great 20th Century Truth

Obit. Claude Lanzmann, 92. The filmmaker who took 12 years to make Shoah, his 9 1/2 honest documentary document on the Holocaust using horrific survivor testimony. We will not see his like again.

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from Andrew Coyne, “National Post”, today:

“At least eight members of the Trump team are known to have had contacts with Russian intelligence officials, on 82 separate occasions, according to The Moscow Project website; the number of Trump officials who knew about these contacts stands at … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Trump

“A king of shreds and patches” —Hamlet “Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe Upon a dwarfish thief.” —Macbeth

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The Procrastinator’s Moment

Yes, but sometimes when I pick up my pen, I remember Homer, Shakespeare, Dante Wordsworth, Blake Tennyson, Keats Whitman, Dickinson, Eliot, Yeats Auden, Cummings, Thomas, Frost, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg– the reality of impossibility and limits of inspiration make me reconsider. … Continue reading

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Top News Story of 2018

All 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach rescued from the flooded caves. An amazing humanitarian effort and achievement. The truly feel-good story of the year.

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So Much for North Korean Denuclearization

So what was the point of the Kim-Trump meeting? Absolutely nothing except photo ops for two dictators. And the weak Trump ending of U.S. war games with South Korea. The Ugliest American plows ahead, bull in china-shop-style, to destroy NATO next. That and … Continue reading

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Russians Out of World Cup.

Beaten by Croatians. Yes-s-s. Putin’s wrath will be focused on the goalie and the forward who missed the goal on a penalty kick; they will both end up in Siberia. But the sour mood shouldn’t last long with his president-acolyte … Continue reading

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