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The Most Poignant, Succinct Summation of Storytelling

The art of storytelling fascinates me. Over the course of the last few years, through much reading and working writing into an everyday habit, I have developed my own theories and ideas about the nature of storytelling. 248 more words

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The Paris March - "You shouldn't borrow blood that way."

A little more light on the Paris March …..don’t skip over what the dead French cop’s brother said:

From Charles P. Pierce: “It seems that the massive march for unity in Paris last week was a tangled ball of snakes behind the scenes. 607 more words

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Charles Pierce on Local Police Forces Acting Like Armies of Occupation

By Elaine Magliaro

Charlie Pierce wrote a post for his Politics Blog at Esquire about some of the police forces in this country acting like “armies of occupation.” He noted that President Obama was to host a meeting earlier today that would focus on “the problems that we’re having with policing in this country, especially if we are black and come across some nervous cop with an itchy trigger-finger.” Pierce said he thinks that meetings are good…that meetings can help. 423 more words

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Our next president?

It felt good last week to have the 2014 midterm elections over and done. But soon after the votes were tallied and the winners and losers escorted off the stage, a sobering realization set in: Now begins the unofficial coverage of the 2016 presidential election. 609 more words

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"The Face of Disgrace": Charlie Pierce’s Brief Look at Three Failures of the Mainstream Media Since 2001 (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro

Today, Charlie Pierce has a post on his Politics Blog at Esquire titled The Face of Disgrace. The post is short—but points out the mainstream media’s failure to cover a few important events that occurred in this country since the beginning of 2001. 99 more words

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“We entertain ourselves with skepticism or, at worst, cynicism. But we govern ourselves with apathy or, at worst, credulity.” (83)

“Cynics bore even themselves eventually. However, as a land of perpetual reinvention and of many frontiers, and founded on ideas and imagination, America had a solution within its genome. 967 more words

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