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Entries by Bill Mann from 10/2009

Rep. Grayson on CNN -- A Democrat With a Backbone!

| Posted 10.01.2009 | Politics

This one of the first times we're hearing straight talk from a Democrat on cable news channels about people dying while Congress dithers.

With Palin and Media Gone, Juneau Returns to Its 'Blue-State' Normal State

| Posted 10.04.2009 | Politics

This scenic, remote southeast Alaska town of Juneau, the only state capital inaccessible by car, is not that big. I had no idea what it would look like, just that Palin lived here. Would the stench linger?

NBC Reporter Richard Engel's Clear-Eyed Look at Afghanistan

| Posted 10.09.2009 | World

Engel, who's spent months with an American infantry unit in a remote Afghan valley, gave Charlie Rose his clear-headed, up-close version of what's been going on.

Insurance-Company Racketeers Have Overplayed Their Hand

| Posted 10.12.2009 | Politics

The insurance companies have overplayed their hand this time, one suspects. I wouldn't want to play poker against the Chicago pols now in the White House.

One of the First American "Python" Fans Recalls Series' Early Days -- in Canada

| Posted 10.15.2009 | Entertainment

My all-time favorite series, without hesitation, is Monty Python's Flying Circus, the brilliant BBC show marking its 40th birthday this week with a series on the Independent Film Channel.

The Latest Online Gaming Winners? Worthy Charities

| Posted 10.22.2009 | Impact

If your boss catches you playing video games at work, now you can tell him you're not goofing off, you're raising money for a good cause.

Reagan's Anti-Government Kool-Aid Has Poisoned Civil Public-Option Dialogue

| Posted 10.27.2009 | Politics

The indignant, GOP, all-government-is-bad know-nothings have swallowed the Kool-Aid. And Ronald Reagan was the guy who dressed up as a giant pitcher and convinced them do it.