Category - Culture

World Cup

I am going to watch thelast two games (matches?) (spats?) of the World Cup, but I do think that Robert Weintraub has a point about the difficulty of becoming a football (there, I said it) fan: This country’s soccer snobs—and I count myself...

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Apparently Larry Sabato doesn’t talk about television, but fortunately for reporters desperate to either make or fill a story, Robert Thompson, a professor of television from Syracuse is available. Discussing the movie "The Omen" he...

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A couple of days late, but worth noting. Montana’s semi-Republican senator decided that English was threatened enough by the pernicious scourge of immigrants and rogue speakers of Igbo that it needed to be protected: The measure passed 63-34...

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Amen, Brother Colbert. As brutal and warranted as the criticisms of Bush were,the line about journalists was the most effective moment of the evening: “Write that novel you’ve got kicking around in your head. You know, the  one about the...

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Presidente Bush: Hipócrita?

President Bush on Friday: Asked at a news briefing in the Rose Garden on Friday whether he believed the anthem would have the same value in Spanish as it did in English, Bush said flatly, “No, I don’t.” “And I think people...

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Wow. “We think our national boundaries should be respected. That’s a biblical principle also,” said Christian Coalition lobbyist Jim Backlin. Hmm. I must have a broken Bible. Hebrews 13:1-3 Let brotherly love continue. Be not...

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“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come out, it stops...

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Charles Krauthammer needs to get out more, and the Washington Post needs to look into someone else to review its films. Months after the release of the film, Krauthammer decided the occasion of tonight’s Academy Awards was the time to...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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