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This “Dumpster Fire” Is Almost Over

Before this dumpster fire of an election got started with an angry screed toward Mexicans, I used to be a political activist. I volunteered for Frank Lautenberg and Erskine Bowles. I knocked on doors...

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TV Fall 2016: Sundays

No new shows are starting on Sunday this fall that gain my interest even a little bit. Instead, it’s status quo with the following: Once Upon a Time begins Season 6 with two primary...

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TV Fall 2016: Fridays

Fridays were TGIF during my childhood, when networks really tried to put interesting, family-friendly scripted shows on the schedule. That has long since passed, and now reality television and low-rated fare dominate. The said,...

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TV Fall 2016: Thursdays

Thursdays used to be Must See TV and are now “Thank God It’s Thursday” as ABC dramas draw the most viral online attention (even if it is not always reflected in the ratings). A...

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Endorsement: Jason Kander for U.S. Senate

I am not a wealthy guy by any means. As the years go by, I am also less emotionally invested in politics. So I rarely donate my time or money to candidates anymore. And...

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TV Fall 2016: Wednesdays

Wednesday nights has been one of the slower nights of the week for my DVR, as the networks leave cop dramas and family comedies on the schedule with little of interest for me. But...

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TV Fall 2016: Tuesdays

Tuesdays are unusually quiet for me this fall. There is only one new show I’m giving a chance, one returning show I like, and several shows I watch to fill the time. No Tomorrow,...

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TV Fall 2016: Mondays

Most new shows on Monday nights are being delayed due to the Presidential Debate schedule, since networks didn’t want us to fall out of habit with the new show after just one episode. But...