WWII, Cold War, War on Terror, leadership styles

FDR: Oh, I’m sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we’re coming to kick your ass with brand new destroyers riveted by waitresses. How’s that going to feel? CHURCHILL: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We’ll be in the pub, […]

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Call, say, or do something

I can’t help but begin to think my generation, and the boomer generation that has preceded it, has failed our children, and their children. We build castles in the sky while our foundations beneath our feet become quicksand. For all our connective technology, are we going to leave the world less free, more uncertain, and […]

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In 6th grade, I was Rod Serling

My 6th grade teacher, Mr. Crell, had a yearly tradition where he’d produce a video, by his students, for the entire school. A play or short story would be chosen that his class would act out and he would direct. My class got the educational experience of putting together a production of a Twilight Zone […]

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On yesterday’s local craziness

Philly.com: Center City shaken: A fire in an underground electric cable yesterday spewed smoke, ignited gases that blew manhole covers into the air, and forced the evacuation of about 5,000 workers from two office towers near City Hall. The ripple effect of the lunchtime drama snarled traffic in Center City and threatened to disrupt the […]

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Explosions near 15th and Market Philadelphia cause evacuations in a number of office buildings

Occupants of the office building I work in were evacuated today as underground explosions shook our building and the surrounding neighborhood. Around 1pm today, a few co-workers and I were giving a send-off, at Nodding Head, to a co-worker who is moving, when a powerful rumble vibrated the building for a split second. It sounded […]

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Ed Cone: “What’s the deal with Philly?”

Hehe. That’s Ed Cone sharing the news about the Daily News’s Wendy Warren joining the Inquirer’s Daniel Rubin, participating at ConvergeSouth. It already looks to be an interesting gathering, one that I want to make if fates permit. Speaking of Philly, did you know that YearlyKos might choose our town for the location of next […]

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NewAssignment.net is looking to hire an editor

Reuters has donated $100,000 to NewAssignment.Net, enabling it to hire its first editor. Jay Rosen: It’s going to be a fun job. This is editing horizontally amid journalism gone pro-am. The idea is to draw “smart crowds” – a group of people configured to share intelligence – into collaboration at NewAssignment.Net and get stories done […]

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