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Is Donald Trump Evil?

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich San Diego Rotary recently featured a program on human trafficking, which The City Club of San Diego joined in sponsoring (but it was a Rotary driven event). The City Club did so for two reasons: First, because human trafficking is a great evil and it is thought that as many as eight […]

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Masscult, Midcult & Media

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Mass culture masquerading as high art, promoted by money- hungry businessmen and consumed by the public unawares… the commodification of culture. Ermanno Rivetti on Dwight Macdonald The calling of the press is very high; it is almost holy. Louis Brandeis Dwight Macdonald was a writer and critic of great standing among the […]

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An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich My dear Mrs. Clinton: You were an intern with Senator Charles Goodell, Republican of New York, when I was his press secretary, but that was 1970 and we had more than 50 interns – the largest intern class ever on Capitol Hill – and I had not remembered you, until, as First […]

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Between Christ & Machiavelli

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money. – Samuel Johnson One hundred and twenty-seven months ago I wrote my first column for the Sentinel. Not a single farthing has passed from publisher’s coffers to mine. So, “blockhead” fits. The exact number of words I’ve written is somewhere over 190,000; […]

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Heroin and Prescription Drugs

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich When the governor of Vermont devoted his entire State of the State address to the heroin epidemic that had cursed his lovely state, that occasion became the first time any governor had focused on a single issue in such a speech. Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont gave that historic address 7 January […]

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What Now?

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich In June of last summer I watched Donald Trump in New Hampshire speak at a campaign appearance in a big home before an all-white audience. I watched his show courtesy of MSNBC, which astonishingly covered it live – all of it. Trump in his Live Free or Die campaign stop, was my […]

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Of Politics, Religion & Media

| April 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Some time back the religion editor of “The New York Times” wrote a story about an openly gay United Methodist minister who lost her church over her sexual orientation. The reporter wrote the minister was in danger of being “excommunicated.” The Catholic Church excommunicates; the Methodist Church does not. However, excommunication is […]

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Clinton & Trump & America’s Future

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich HILLARY CLINTON HAS A PROBLEM, AND IT’S NOT GOING AWAY. But if you think I intend here a Hillary screed, read no further. I do not. There are substantive reasons to oppose Mrs. Clinton for president; but they should be principled not personal. But before outlining my concerns about her candidacy, let […]

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The State of Our Union

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich How can we know how life unfolds When we cannot see the road Through the mist of time the path unwinds To the end of the road we go. To The End of the Road by John McDermott While watching President Obama’s last State of the Union address, I felt my emotions […]

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Mary Alice Meets an Angel

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” – • Hebrews 13:2 (RSV) Mary Alice Williams, news anchor for New Jersey Television (NJTV) and co-founder of CNN, was known to me professionally but unknown personally. On the day former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s life was remembered and celebrated in […]

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