Category Archives: Books

‘Chew-E’ Takes His Post

A hero of mine died Monday, an unassuming grunt and uncompromising, admirable prick who led 1st Marine Division’s breakout during the brutal “Frozen” Chosin Reservoir campaign of the Korean War. You likely don’t know his name, but a mentor made … Continue reading

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Honey, While You’re at Costco, Get Me An Ex-SecDef’s Autograph

I was visiting the great American capitalist Mecca called “Costco” a few weeks ago and saw the above book signing announcement for former SecDef Bob Gates. Does anyone else think that’s weird? I figured he’d be doing book signings at … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Mama Said Knock You Out

I bought Robert Gates’ new book last weekend, but wasn’t able to access it via Kindle until tonight. If you don’t have it yet, not to worry. This blog is a public service, so here are a few gangsta snippets … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Wrecking Ball

In a time-honored D.C. tradition, an upcoming, tell-all political memoir slams the sitting president, the presumptive next president, the veep and their minions. No surprise there. But the author is mild-mannered Robert Gates, which is a bit of a surprise. … Continue reading

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Entertainment for the Next Ice Age

It’s beginning to look a lot like another Ice Age this weekend. Perfect weather for survivalists looking to validate their multimillion dollar investments in fully stocked and fortified bunkers. Not-so-perfect weather for interstate air commuters. Here’s what’s on tap for … Continue reading

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Malala Should’ve Won the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who survived being shot in the head by the Pakistan Taliban last year for being a girls’ education advocate, should’ve won the Nobel Peace Prize. It would’ve been an inspired choice for the Nobel Committee, which … Continue reading

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Chairman’s War on Clowns

I hate clowns, particularly ones who resemble the child-killing Pennywise from Stephen King’s horror novel (and later movie)¬†It. One clown in particular has been creeping out people in Northampton, England¬†over the past several weeks. Harmless, you say? You be the … Continue reading

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