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Down, thou climbing sorrow

In my last post, I mentioned President Obama’s Americanism, how his ability to connect with the public defines him as a leader. Specifically, I mentioned how he openly cried on national television in response to the Newtown shootings last week. … Continue reading

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To plainness honour’s bound

Time Magazine’s venerated Man of the Year award was renamed Person of the Year in 1999. Since then, only two women have been honored with the title (“The Whistleblowers” — Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins in 2002 –and Melinda … Continue reading

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Lear’s Shadow: George H.W. Bush

Nosocomephobia:  The fear of hospitals. It’s one of hundreds on phobialist.com, but I imagine it’s probably one of the more common ones, at least above fear of German things (Teutophobia) or fear of chins (Geniophobia). And it’s no wonder: Hospitals are, … Continue reading

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Lear’s Shadow: Putin

Today, I’m going to focus my Lear goggles on a modern-day parallel of Shakespeare’s famous crotchety old man. I have a running list of contextualized versions of Lear (including King James I, on whom I will be writing the first … Continue reading

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