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What Now?

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
What Now?

On the Bright Side…. If there’s some benefit to having tripped into a New York City sidewalk pothole, trashing my ticket to “Hamilton,” sending my lovin’ kin, as a result, into an unexpected adventure of ambulances, emergency rooms, changed schedules, and so on, it’s that now, in a technologically-impressive boot and armed with crutches and […]

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Courtesy, Civil Society & Journalism

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Bret Peace is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School. He’s written a book, “Actual Malice,” which documents the collapse of Congressman Gary Condit’s political career; a collapse brought about by the Washington Post and the District of Columbia’s police department. Peace’s book, written in partnership with […]

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Encountering Ayn Rand at Fourteen?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was 14 when I saw “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. I saw the film on a Saturday afternoon at the North Park Theater (a 10 cents trolley ride from our home on Redwood Street on the border with South Park). The “gang” I hung out were all from the neighborhood and […]

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Donald Trump & Amazing Grace

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now I see.” On the night he won the Florida Republican Primary, Donald Trump faced a crowded ballroom of supporters and several hundred media people. He began his remarks by saying, “I […]

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Practicing Civility in an Uncivil Age

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. — Ephesians 4:25, RSV In 1949 I was in the eighth grade at Roosevelt Junior High School in San Diego, watching with my classmates, for teaching purposes, a black and white film depicting an automobile crash. […]

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Mea Culpa

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich   First, I predicted Mrs. Clinton would win. I was wrong. Seriously, wrong. That many others were also wrong, is of no comfort. Donald Trump is president-elect. In the aftermath of the election, I have read hundreds of articles, editorials, opinion pieces, essays, all finding common ground in their collective disbelief – […]

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Can America Recover?

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On taking office following the resignation of Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Different time, different circumstances, but I here invoke the president’s words slightly paraphrased, “Our long national nightmare is almost over.” The first nightmare was Nixon; the second, Donald Trump. The first, a Quaker from Yorba Linda, […]

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Andrew Young Requests Fluoridegate Scandal Hearings

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Andrew Young Requests Fluoridegate Scandal Hearings

  Civil rights pioneer and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young  sent a letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ralston calling for hearings to investigate why water fluoridation is continuing despite numerous reasons for ending the practice. “This is a civil rights issue,” he says, “and the people have a right to […]

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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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