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Tom Baer

Entries by Tom Baer

Brooke Astor Case Is In The Wrong Court

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM

It's always hard to reach conclusions about cases in court from reading about them in the newspaper. But the issues in People v. Marshall are pretty clear. Without the legalese, this is what is charged:

Anthony Marshall, 85, the only child of Brooke Astor, is charged with stealing her property...

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Senator Roland W. Burris of Illinois?

(5) Comments | Posted January 1, 2009 | 5:15 PM

The appointment of Roland W. Burris to the United States Senate, vise Barack Obama, by Governor Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois has been greeted with virtually unanimous condemnation by members of the Senate and the press. The reasons for opposition assigned are the fact that the Governor appears to have...

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Wesley Clark, a Key Figure in Demonstrating Creative Leadership in Georgia

(16) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 1:25 PM

The Georgian and Russian incursions in Georgia require clear, unequivocal, creative and continuing responses from Barack Obama to assure voters that an Obama administration will be responsive and responsible when international crises erupt.

Fortunately, Senator Obama has General Wesley K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and the military...

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Jeremiah Wright and Psalm 137

(101) Comments | Posted April 26, 2008 | 6:15 PM

Bill Moyers' Friday interview with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. was an enlightening hour that demonstrated both the noncontextual nature of at least one of the condemned video clips and that Rev. Wright does not understand the nature of the terrorist threat posed by al Qaeda.

A disquisition of a Wright...

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A Kodak Moment? Not the Audience!

(16) Comments | Posted February 1, 2008 | 7:43 AM

Most Democrats looked on with pride and satisfaction as Obama and Clinton each (and both) offered reasoned and prepared strategies to scrape away the mire and muck of the Bush presidency and to give Americans the future they crave.

As good as they were, they looked like giants when compared...

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What's With Chris Matthews Flacking Obama?

(260) Comments | Posted November 25, 2007 | 11:04 AM

Following a week of "Hardball" encomia to Barack Obama coming off the Washington Post/ABC News November 20 Iowa poll, this morning's NBC "Chris Matthews Show" had the rat-tat-tat commentator declaring Obama "ahead" in that state.

Culminating in an eye-widening leading question to his panelists -- did the Illinois...

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It's Party Time as Democrats Take the Hill!

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2007 | 9:41 AM

After enduring derisive comments from family, colleagues and friends criticizing my plans for Thursday, January 4 as "nutty," I went to Washington to attend the opening day pours. Armed with a list prepared by the amazing Sarah and Victor Kovner (Sarah should do intelligence where the CIA fails), I...

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Larry King, Ace Interviewer, Gives the Lebanese Prime Minister the Softball Treatment

(41) Comments | Posted July 26, 2006 | 8:57 PM

Last week, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora got the super softball treatment from CNN's star interviewer, Larry King. But you're not going to hear peep from the bosses of the self-styled "most respected" cable net. Mr. King (called "Larry" by the solicitous and happy-to-be-here Prime Minister) has the numbers! In...

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