The Weekly Screed

Big Hoover has always been watching

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 The Weekly Screed (#633) Big Hoover has always been watching by David Benjamin PARIS — Oh my God! The government is spying on Americans? Wait, wait, no. That’s not quite accurate, or at least not quite newsworthy. Let’s see if we can phrase this more alarmingly. Oh my God! The head…
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“Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our company…”

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013 The Weekly Screed (#623) “Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our company…” by David Benjamin MADISON, Wis. — With her death this week, the swiftly-reached media consensus about former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is that she was a “transformational” figure. Perhaps so, but… overshadowed by the obituaries and…
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Interview with the Virgin

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1998 The Weekly Screed (Xmas #1) Interview with the Virgin by David Benjamin MADISON, Wis. — This time of year, Nativity scenes — many very elaborate — start popping up in front of every church. They feature real straw, hand-hewn mangers, lifesize papier-maché cows, sheep, shepherds, donkeys, Magi, Josephs, Christchildren, not to…
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