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Posts published by “Fred Gardner”

Our Times: An Error of Omission

Margaret Renkl, 61, is a New York Times opinion columnist who describes her beat as “flora, fauna, politics and culture in the American South.” She…

The Age of Distracti-pression

A grotesque computer-generated graphic covered the front page of the Sunday Styles section —nothing but bottles of glossy, rainbow-colored pills. It alerted readers to a…

Bonus Track: Radar

He wears granny glasses, not to be hip bought him a paperback Tao Te Ching A Specialist 4 on a Korean trip Oh, Radar O’Reilly…

The Routine Bilking of Soldiers

Fort Campbell, on the Kentucky/Tennessee border, is home to the 101st Airborne Division. “Go out Gate 5 at Fort Campbell and Jenna’s Adult Superstore is…

Teleprompter to the Stars

Graphics in the Times are usually mediocre and many take up more than half a page – a total waste of ink and newsprint. But…

People Are Still Getting Fired

Working people have inordinate leverage in this economy, according to the corporate media. It’s the time of “The Great Resignation” (a silly pun on “the…

The Prankster Stops Laughing

Roger Stone played a key role in stopping the recount of votes in Florida that would have cost George W. Bush the Presidency in 2000.…

The Steal That Didn’t Get Stopped

There’s papers here. There’s papers there. Could be a desk underneath somewhere.  Entropy got a hold of me inexorably. I keep a stack of items…

Our Times: Watergate at 50

I went to see Woodward playing Redford Dustin Hoffman played by Carl Bernstein Martha Mitchell, who really blew the whistle never got mentioned.  She got…

A ‘Perfy’ For The Claremont

For planting this item in the East Bay Express, the Claremont Hotel in Oakland deserves a Perfy (the PR industry’s coveted Perfumes-of-Arabia award for best…

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