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David Simon uses his Bully Pulpit (w/video)
Back during the 2008 campaign when I read that both Barack Obama and John McCain said their favorite TV show was "The Wire" I thought, "Then why don't you campaign for the end of this insane drug war?
Better Days 03/27/2015 1 1 - -
Thoughts and Prayers for The Big Man
Sad news is out that Clarence Clemons, one of the greatest saxophonists in the history of Rock & Roll, and member of THE great E Street Band has suffered a stroke. Rolling Stone has confirmed the ...
Better Days 06/12/2011 10 20 - 143
NPR Read My Letter on All Things Considered (Updated)
One thing many of us on progressives forget is that we need to get our message out anytime, anywhere, and as often as possible. The right certainly does that. And since we don't have a 24/7 news ...
Better Days 04/11/2011 14 24 - 217
Important Words on the Value of Labor
Below is a link to some of the most important words in American history. I always remind my students that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died while fighting for the rights of sanitation workers. Some ...
Better Days 02/24/2011 1 3 - 20
The Ball Is In Our Court: Now We Need a Date to Play
Ok, the Senate committees have now voted on their versions of health care reform. We played some part so far by electing a President, Senators, and Representatives who made health care reform a ...
Better Days 10/14/2009 2 6 - 70
Dear Michael Moore: The ONE thing missing
My wife and I just got back from your new movie. As with all your films, I was very impressed with the way you present information and the stories of regular Americans, things we almost never see or ...
Better Days 10/02/2009 35 37 1 71
Have you called 202-456-1111 today?
When I called the White House comment line today I told them I was from New Jersey but on Election Day I was in Pennsylvania volunteering for Barack Obama. I told the woman my 20 year-old son ...
Better Days 09/03/2009 5 14 - 32
Finally! I heard the L word
I never hear it from Democrats. I don’t hear it from the person I worked to elect last November. I didn’t even hear it from Rachel Maddow as she sat next to Dick Armey on Sunday. But I ...
Better Days 08/18/2009 12 9 - 5
Professor Howard Dean?
My son just sent me the story from today’s Yale Daily News. http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/27268 Howard Dean has applied to teach a seminar class at Yale. The seminar, “...
Better Days 01/26/2009 29 25 - 29
The Two Word Al Gore Must Say to Obama:
Amory Lovins! When it comes to Secretary of Energy President-Elect Obama must not be concerned about star power or "Inside the Beltway" experience. The future of human residence on our planet ...
Better Days 12/09/2008 23 28 - 18
The Simple Email We Need to Send to All We Know
If you are like me you are very occupied with the current presidential election. But the President's proposal for the bailout of Wall Street demands our attention. I just sent the following to all ...
Better Days 09/21/2008 3 13 1 1
Why We Should Drill in American Waters
I drive a fuel-efficient car. I walk or ride my bike whenever I can. I recycle or compost almost everything possible. I try and be a responsible citizen of our nation and our planet. That is why a ...
Better Days 08/02/2008 20 2 - 9
Today in the Swamps of Jersey
Today’s Obama rally in the Meadowlands included: - basketball and Senate hero, Bill Bradley - one of our time’s finest artists, Robert De Niro - the energetic Senator Ted Kennedy - ...
Better Days 02/04/2008 13 20 - 11
Some Republican Voters Call for Change
Today on All Things Considered National Public Radio continued their series of interviews with likely voters after each debate. These features show the value of paying attention to focus groups ...
Better Days 11/29/2007 10 2 1 1
The Onion or Huffington Post?
I just did my daily check of The Huffington Post and thought I might have mistakenly clicked on The Onion. First was the headline "Jesse Jackson: Edwards Is Only Dem Candidate Not Ignoring African ...
Better Days 11/27/2007 11 - - 2
Paul Krugman - REAL Change in D.C.
Paul Krugman's New York Times column today is about the end of the K Street-Republican Machine. At the end he gives strong warning that a Democrat in the White House does not necessarily mean the ...
Better Days 10/19/2007 48 23 1 15
Nightline: Horse Race and Nothing Else
For over 25 years the American news media has by and large treated presidential campaigns as horse races. Nightline did it again tonight. Saying Obama is "losing traction" and Clinton is solidifying ...
Better Days 10/02/2007 3 - - 3
NY Times Video Analysis of Obama Speeches
The New York Times has an interesting video analysis of Obama addressing the "experience" issue. They compare his argument from this past February to the one he made on the stump this week. You can ...
Better Days 09/23/2007 19 15 - 3
Obama follows Clinton and Gore on GQ
For the first time since Bill Clinton and Al Gore did it in 1992 a presidential candidate is on the cover of GQ. As someone with little interest in fashion (just ask my wife) I didn't think this was ...
Better Days 08/13/2007 20 7 - 5
"Crunch Time" and why I don't support Edwards and Clinton
For me "Crunch Time" when our nation was deciding one of the most important issues a nation can ever deal with. "Crunch Time" was the September 23, 2002 when Al Gore made his courageous and ...
Better Days 08/08/2007 94 12 - 8
RIP Michelangeo Antonioni
Yesterday Bergman and today Antonioni. Beautiful artists in the most important art form of the last 100 years.
Better Days 07/31/2007 12 6 - 1
My Obama Letter in NJ's Largest Newspaper
I had a letter published in today's Star Ledger. It is New Jersey's largest circulation newspaper. The letter was in response to one of their columnists who continues to repeat the "Obama not ...
Better Days 07/28/2007 40 30 1 9
My Hero - One of the Greatest Americans
I just heard one of the truely great Americans on NPR: John Lewis. They played part of his speech from the floor of the House where he asked, "How many more Americans need to die for this war? Not ...
Better Days 07/12/2007 1 1 - -
Hillary - Can you believe the Propaganda?
Arianna Huffington has very good post about Senator Clinton on the Today Show yesterday. Her point is that Clinton is trying to rewrite history concerning the differences between Obama and herself. ...
Better Days 05/22/2007 136 5 - 7
Bring Back the Draft or Face the Truth
If you've seen the news you know that Gen. David Petraeus said that Iraq will require “an enormous commitment” over time by the United States. This is insanity. We are bankrupting our ...
Better Days 04/26/2007 8 1 - -
Maureen Dowd please Get a Life!
She goes from a column about John Edward's haircut (the latest Rethug and media non-story) to today's column on the the best poltical wife outside of Elizabeth Edwards. Michelle Obama, one of the ...
Better Days 04/25/2007 36 6 - -
Never Mention His Name (With Poll)
John Lennon was assassinated by a man who wanted to be forever associated with that wonderful artist. That is why I never speak that person's name. That is why I turn off the television whenever I ...
Better Days 04/19/2007 6 2 - -
Tom Friedman Drives Me Crazy
Friedman drives me crazy because sometimes he is so dead on correct on a subject while other times he is deadly wrong. I have just about given up on him over the last five years for his trust in a ...
Better Days 04/17/2007 9 1 - -
Imus and Getting “It”
A number of years ago Oprah had a discussion about race on her show. She made a profound observation about whites when she said, “I don’t need white people to get “It.” I ...
Better Days 04/11/2007 14 2 1 9
Did Barack Obama Put Maureen Dowd in Her Place?
My main criticisms of Maureen Dowd are that she sees politics as both a game and an opportunity show how clever she is. No matter how important the issue or election, the essential thing is to be ...
Better Days 03/05/2007 27 16 - 8
Listen To Frank Luntz (Not an easy thing to do.)
I hate to say it but we all listen to Frank Luntz, and now more than ever. Luntz has done a lot to help poison our current political debate. The "Death Tax," The Contract...," "Climate Change," etc. ...
Better Days 01/08/2007 17 3 - -
Props to Frank DeFord re: Lieberman
In his NPR sports commentary this morning Frank DeFord focused on sports writers voting on the baseball MVP and college football rankings. Deford, a Connecticut resident, was dead on in talking ...
Better Days 12/13/2006 59 - - 1
Sending a Message on Path to 9/11
Better Days 09/15/2006 6 2 - -
NY Times: "The first major victory for a larger grass-roots movement."
Better Days 08/12/2006 29 16 - 6
Another reason why it is impossible to love Clinton
Better Days 07/26/2006 34 1 - -
America the Beautiful
Better Days 07/04/2006 - 3 - -
24: More Proof that for "Them" it is Just a Game
Better Days 06/23/2006 8 1 - -
NIce Piece on Al Gore in NY Times online
Better Days 05/13/2006 14 9 1 -
Bruce: "This one is for Cindy Sheehan"
Better Days 04/21/2006 24 16 - 5
A Navy man: CHRIST!
Better Days 03/20/2006 5 10 1 2
Listen to the Most Trusted Man in America
Better Days 03/02/2006 3 3 - -
One More Democrat for Al Gore
Better Days 01/21/2006 16 2 - -
The Fighting Democrats
Better Days 01/11/2006 1 - - -
Must Listen - All Things Considered Today
Better Days 12/30/2005 1 1 - -
All Democrats: Repeat After Me
Better Days 12/14/2005 16 4 - -
Another reason for Gore in '08
Better Days 12/13/2005 34 8 1 13
Help! I need to find a quote quickly
Better Days 11/14/2005 7 - - 8
F--K You Charles Schumer!
Better Days 10/23/2005 64 21 - 1
"I wish New Orleans was dry and Washington was under water."
Better Days 09/21/2005 5 1 - -
Must Listen!
Better Days 09/08/2005 1 1 - 10
A Recruiter Just Called
Better Days 08/30/2005 33 11 - -
Where are the Democrats?
Better Days 08/24/2005 23 3 - -
Some Human's Ain't Human (Music for driving to Crawford)
Better Days 08/21/2005 6 - - -
Sports Figures One Can Believe In?
Better Days 08/21/2005 16 1 - -
The Film W and Dick Should Have Studied (on TV tonight)
Better Days 08/10/2005 10 1 - -
Breaking: Osama Found!!! (Satire)
Better Days 06/27/2005 3 1 - -
Calling Kos Detectives
Better Days 06/23/2005 10 4 - -
A Proud American and a Proud Parent
Better Days 06/14/2005 3 1 - -
Dangerous Reading
Better Days 06/07/2005 1 - - -
My answer to right wing spam
Better Days 06/07/2005 4 10 - -
The Reporter Could Not Stop From Laughing
Better Days 06/04/2005 44 13 - -
Poll of Nixon Haters
Better Days 06/03/2005 32 3 - -
Ernest T. Bass - Rest in Peace
Better Days 05/23/2005 7 2 - -
LA Times on Bush's Staged Events
Better Days 05/19/2005 5 6 - -
My email to NPR Today
Better Days 05/02/2005 8 1 - -
Bless Teri Gross
Better Days 04/12/2005 24 11 - -
A Real Journalist
Better Days 02/25/2005 2 3 - -
On Now: Our Hero Paul Krugman
Better Days 01/03/2005 9 2 - -
Reading for the Day
Better Days 01/01/2005 3 - - -
Internet Masturbation
Better Days 12/20/2004 10 2 - -
My Man of the Year
Better Days 12/17/2004 8 4 - -
The Bomb Was Supposed to Explode In the Bunker
Better Days 12/11/2004 3 - - -
Send This Message
Better Days 12/03/2004 2 - - -
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Part ?)
Better Days 11/15/2004 2 - - -
Sad and Proud
Better Days 11/06/2004 1 1 - -
1,421 Days Since they Stole Our Democracy
Better Days 11/02/2004 - 1 - -
Live Freewayblogger
Better Days 11/01/2004 2 1 - -
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for Kerry
Better Days 11/01/2004 3 - - -
Leslie Stahl Stands Up to Kurtz on CNN
Better Days 10/31/2004 7 10 - -
Political "Incident" on the Garden State Parkway
Better Days 10/21/2004 12 - - -
18th Amendment for Scarborough
Better Days 10/18/2004 9 1 - -
Bush II in NJ - Same as Bush II in CA late in 2000 campaign
Better Days 10/17/2004 1 - - -
Michael Moore last night in South Jersey
Better Days 09/24/2004 - - - -
Michale Moore at my college tonight!
Better Days 09/23/2004 5 - - -
PA Voter Registration Question
Better Days 09/07/2004 7 - - -
A Good Sports Analogy
Better Days 08/18/2004 5 - - -
The Douche Bag of Liberty
Better Days 08/13/2004 21 - - -
I just called Senator Lautenberg's Office
Better Days 08/12/2004 4 - - -
Quote for July (and November 2)
Better Days 07/25/2004 - - - -
Jerry Goldsmith
Better Days 07/23/2004 14 - - -
Democratic White Out?
Better Days 07/13/2004 25 - - -
Why I Hate Cable News Talk (And Presidential Poll)
Better Days 07/09/2004 6 - - -
No Break From Politics Tonight (Red Sox-Yankees)
Better Days 06/29/2004 6 - - -
Monday Night at the Movies
Better Days 06/29/2004 4 - - -
Bonzo Goes to Bitberg
Better Days 06/05/2004 4 - - -
Paul Gigot on Now - How Sad
Better Days 05/07/2004 2 - - -
A Kerry Commercial
Better Days 04/28/2004 - - - -
Watch (Tape) Nightline (You Westerners)
Better Days 04/09/2004 2 - - -
Let's Hear it for Gen. Clarke
Better Days 04/06/2004 17 - - -
The Scum of the Democratic Party
Better Days 02/15/2004 25 - - -
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