Monthly Archives: December 2016

Carl Paladino Knows Mad Cow Disease

Artvoice, a Buffalo-based media outlet recently posed a set of four mundane questions to local personalities as part of an end-of-year puff piece. It’s the kind of thing many local newspapers and e-zines commonly publish in the slow weeks leading … Continue reading

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What Swamp?

Dateline December 21 via CNN: “Gingrich: Trump dropping ‘drain the swamp’ “Drain the swamp” was a refrain of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, but Newt Gingrich says the president-elect “doesn’t want to use it anymore. “I’m told he now … Continue reading

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Strap Gail Collins to the Roof

Gail Collins, one of the lamer op-ed columnists for the New York Times wrote a piece the other day about Mitt Romney’s embarrassing dinner with Trump in which the former Governor and presidential candidate sucked up to the orange man … Continue reading

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The Curse of Salvator Mundi

A Renaissance-era painting titled “Salvator Mundi” thought to have been executed by a student of Leonardo Da Vinci around 1500 was sold at auction in 1958 for less than $100. No doubt the seller considered it a good deal, for … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman’s Head is Flat

Tom Friedman, New York Times op-ed writer and the author of “The World is Flat” penned a column the other day titled “Say What, Al Gore, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump?” The piece oozed optimism that Trump, by meeting with … Continue reading

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Trump’s Razor

Donald Trump took a call from Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen, breaking long-standing diplomatic protocol and ticking off China. Until Trump picked up the phone last week, no U.S. president or president-elect had spoken with a leader of Taiwan since 1979, … Continue reading

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