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Entries by Michael Sigman from 03/2011

But Enough About Kenya -- Where'd Mike Huckabee Grow Up?

| Posted 03.04.2011 | Comedy

When Mike was ten, Rock Hudson famously married Gomer. The two men raised young Mike as their son until he went off to apprentice with Floyd the barber, another Mayberry icon.

Mr. President: Win One, But Not for the Gipper

| Posted 03.10.2011 | Politics

Obama seems to have overlooked Reagan's greatest gift and most effective tactic: the ability to declare that virtually any triumph that happened while he was president as his own.

Brooks Pits 'Connection' vs. 'Adventure,' But Why Not Both?

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Healthy Living

The conservative writer/commentator David Brooks, in this New Yorker excerpt from his new book The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achi...

Why We Hate Going to the Dennis

| Posted 03.22.2011 | Comedy

Researchers say that if your appellation is Dennis, you are more likely to become a dentist than a differently monikered individual. But I'm not so sure about this.

'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' at 50: A Song for the Ages

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Entertainment

Seventh grade metal shop had nothing to do with shopping and, for this suburbanite of Jewish descent, everything to do with avoiding death by power to...