Monthly Archives: January 2013

Biden 2016?

There’s one thing pundits seem to agree on in the last few months. Joe Biden is eager to run for President once again. Politico had a piece about Biden’s 2016 maneuvering.   Biden, according to a number of advisers and … Continue reading

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Hiatuses in comic books

My initial guess was that Superior Spider-Man was going to be a hiatus for the Peter Parker Spider-Man. But they went in a slightly different direction, essentially keeping Peter Parker around as a supporting character. Both approaches come with advantages … Continue reading

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The Last Stand of Old Politicians

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been criticized for his efforts to force out Frank Lautenberg. Lautenberg is the oldest member of the Senate. He actually retired in 2000, just before his 77th birthday. But he decided that he preferred to … Continue reading

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The Ending of Superior Spider-Man #1

At the end of the first issue of Superior Spider-Man, we learn that Peter Parker is still alive, and that he has limited control over Spock’s (As a refresher, Spock= Spider-Man + Doc Ock) actions. Some revelation about Spidey’s survival … Continue reading

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Why Elizabeth Warren may be a major presidential contender

Earlier, I considered the demographic strengths of Deval Patrick, and the possibility that he would be a top-tier contender in the 2016 Democratic primary. He may have some opposition from his home state’s new senator. If Hillary Clinton doesn’t run for President … Continue reading

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More great comic book runs

The Comic Book Resources Top 100 list was an update of a 2008 list, which also included a total of 58 honorable mentions, as well as some material that didn’t make the later list. I’ve read all of… Kevin Smith … Continue reading

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Popular Former Presidents

In the 2012 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton proved his value as a surrogate. And it’s something rare in American politics: a popular energetic former president. This came with obvious partisan advantages. Clinton is a rare figure in contemporary American politics, … Continue reading

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Jodie Foster and private lives of actors

Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globes was described as her coming out, but it was essentially a defense of privacy for celebrities. Andrew Sullivan did not care for it. “How beautiful it once was”? When gay people were put … Continue reading

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Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

I’m interested in politics and live in a borough with an awesome library system, As a result, I’ve read a high amount of books about government, campaigns and office-holders. One of the best has been Robert W. Merry’s Where They … Continue reading

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From another list of the Top 100 Comic Books

The Comics Journal had a very different list of the Top 100 comic books, and I’m less familiar with the material there. The list came out in 1999, so I’m sure it would be different if it came out today, … Continue reading

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