Monthly Archives: April 2015

The ministrations of fear

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#718) The ministrations of fear by David Benjamin “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance…” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First…
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Weak in Review

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#717) Weak in Review by David Benjamin MADISON, Wis. — My conservative friends think that liberals worship the New York Times — oops. It’s The New York Times, right? (Talk about pretentious!). But reading the Gray Lady is more like meeting an old friend every morning at the…
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“I came… for the waters”

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 The Weekly Screed (#715) "I came… for the waters" by David Benjamin KOWAKIDANI, Japan — You don’t have to go far in Japan — maybe 100 yards in any direction — to find something weird. On our way here, we passed by the alleged cradle of the kamaboko, the classic Japanese…
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