Republican Convention

Slow Parade

Republican ConventionA wise person once said, “Be careful what you wish for.” After pining away for more than a week for an unscripted convention, today I got my wish, but it was not what I wanted.…

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Beautiful Imperfection

Beautiful Imperfection

Beautiful ImperfectionPip Wilson penned the lyric and Fort Pastor wrote the song. The phrase “Beautiful Imperfection” seems to capture that for which I yearn as I turn my attention toward the Republican National Convention.

As I …

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Gov. Sarah Palin

Gender Matters

Helen Aguirre Ferre makes it look so easy.

Helen is a journalist with Univision and Diario Las Americas, and last week in Denver I watched her interview literally dozens of people about all aspects of …

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Gov. Sarah Palin

Doing Penance

I will no longer make sweeping negative generalizations about journalists and the media.

I confess I have a history of being critical of the media.

OK, I confess I have been really critical.

I find …

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I'm Going to Bed

It is 4:25 a.m. EST and the Republican VP hasn't yet been leaked.

Yet Govenror Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota gave the quote of the day when he accidentally referred to the Democratic VP Candidate from …

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Sen Barack Obama Accepted Democratic Nomination

Executed to Perfection

Sen Barack Obama Accepted Democratic NominationUnbelievable. I watched Obama’s acceptance all from high atop Invesco field in Section 530. I was directly behind the stage and ten rows from the top of the stadium. As the smoke from the pyrotechnics …

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Members of the Class of 2012 Participate in New Student Orientation

Father Jonathan Welcomes 540 To Campus

Members of the Class of 2012 Participate in New Student OrientationFollowing a morning of unpacking and meeting new faces, Saint Anselm's 540 new students were welcomed to the college community by Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., college president (listen to remarks at end of post).

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We Need Each Other

Democrats and Republicans need each other.

I will write a reflection later today about last night. It was a night of great political importance and full of political intrigue. It was also a night that …

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DNC Floor

Too Much Perspective

DNC FloorOne of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies, This is Spinal Tap, goes something like this: "That's a little too much perspective."

My respect for journalists has elevated dramatically this week, …

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Hillary Sign

The Love Train


It is Hillary who moves the nomination of Barack Obama.

The song "Love Train" fills the hall.

I got my roll call.  

Obama got his nomination.

What does it all mean?


I need …

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