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America’s 11th Commandment: ‘Thou shalt not bore’

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In the chaos and controversy that is America today, “thou shalt not bore” has become the rallying cry. So it’s not surprising that when Kanye West headed south by saying slavery was a “choice,” the media saw it as a boredom-breaker and howled as if on cue. Just in case that wasn’t enough to keep the audience mesmerized, Kanye doubled down by professing to be a soulmate of President Donald Trump. For both, mission accomplished. …

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In America, truth is missing in action

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By Adam Goodman, Times correspondent Published: April 20, 2018Updated: April 20, 2018 at 04:22 PM It’s “Mueller Time,” as the nation grows ever closer to a confrontation with the truth. Was collusion with the Russians an illusion? If not, who was involved, what was done, and when? Did it impact the 2016 campaign, the fate of Hillary Clinton and now the world? And what about the revelations surfaced by a woman named Stormy and a …

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Has our democracy become a reality show?

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Adam Goodman, special to the Tampa Bay Times Published: April 5, 2018Updated: April 5, 2018 at 02:11 PM Hollywood lost a legend this week, and America a road map, when Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco played out his final episode on Earth. Bochco was the pioneering force in television, and mentor to countless entertainment giants, who braved censors and cynics to craft unforgettable stories grounded on the streets of urban America. His Emmy Award-winning …

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Survival Guide in the Age of Trump

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Kim Jong Un is on. Rex Tillerson is out. The CIA is hot. The Justice Department is not. Trump’s disapproval is down, cable news ratings are up and the entire world is stunned by the frightening speed of it all. “We live in interesting times” is a Chinese adage describing the kind of chaos that only mankind is capable of creating at the expense of mankind. Robert Kennedy once invoked it during the tumult of …