Ray Dunaway

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Do We Need More Walls?

During his campaign announcement yesterday, Donald Trump pledged that, if elected, he would build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border to cut off the flood of immigrants entering the country illegally. And (somehow) he’d make […]


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What Other Reason Does One Need

To quote H.L. Mencken yet again: “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public”. A bit too cynical for my tastes, but judging from the roll out of Hillary 3.0 Saturday, I’d […]


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There Are A Lot Of People With “Issues” Out There

A quick surfing expedition on the internet reveals the fact that there are a lot of people with “issues” out there. First to the University of California system, where Chancellor Janet Napolitano, fresh off her […]


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Politics By Twitter

The late, great, Casey Stengall in his first year manager of the Mets once asked of the team, “Can’t anybody here play this game?” When it comes to politics by twitter, maybe not. Yesterday, the […]


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You Voted For It

Apparently in the recently-passed state budget, there is some bad news for the medical community. Not only will Medicaid reimbursements be pared even further (right now those payments are around 50 cents to the dollar), […]


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This Is Cute

Now this is cute. Actually, I admire their dedication. And privilege, seeing as how tuition at the University of Chicago is 60 thousand per year. And be sure to scroll down four or five posts […]


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Too Many Choices

Among the gems voiced by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during his bid for the Democratic nomination for President was that due to the proliferation of deodorant brands, and choices of sneakers available to consumers, children […]



Some Reading Assignments

Greetings. Today, some reading assignments. First, a piece from Alicia Colon on “Women’s Liberation”. For years, I was an avid reader of the National Lampoon (is it still around?). One theory put forth back in […]


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Welcome Back

Welcome back. Hope your Memorial Day, which by the way, wasn’t a federal holiday until 1971, was fun and yes- meaningful. Just a few items this morning. First, a look back to the worst decade […]


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“If It Bleeds, It Leads”

If you’re thinking of becoming a television news director, you must follow two rules: 1) If it bleeds, it leads. 2) Warn viewers that failing to watch the 11pm news may result in a painful […]