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Posts published by “Fred Gardner”

Memories Are Made of This

Abolafia. That unusual surname on a mailing list of people who knew or claimed some connection to the late Paul Krassner triggered a memory of…

Our Times: The Marvelous Mona Chalabi!

In May of this year Mona Chalabi won a Pulitzer Prize in the “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary” category for her contributions to the New York…

JFK Revisited

“...Was a matter of timing and the timing was right” –Bob Dylan, Murder Most Foul A newly released documentary, “JFK: What the Doctors Saw,” irrefragably…

Antiwar Veterans Day

Last week three veterans who opposed the US intervention in Vietnam years ago told their stories at a symposium that’s now online (Google “Peace Movement…

Inventory: ‘GI Papers’

We are moving to a smaller house and I’m deciding what not to bring. A drawer in a file cabinet contains leaflets and newspapers from…

Ozempic & Wegovy

The New York Times science writer Gina Kolata is the older sister of Judi Bari, but that’s not the item, as Mr. Caen used to…

For the Toy Department…Bill Veeck

(Slightly condensed from an article in the March 1949 American Legion Magazine by Paul Gardner) In mid-summer of 1946 Bill Veeck limped into Cleveland to…

Another Side of DiFi

Back in 2000, Congressman Tom Campbell, a liberal Republican who had served five terms representing Silicon Valley, resigned to run for the Senate against Dianne…

NBA Owners Decry ‘Load Management’

The billionaire team owners are called “governors” of the National Basketball Association. The mouthpiece hired by the governors to advance their interests is called “the…

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