Donald R. McClarey

Resquiescat in Pace: Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80?  Impossible! One of the favorite actresses of my youth, she was a master of comedy, perhaps not greatly appreciated for it because she made it look so easy.  To me she will always be

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January 25, 1890: Nellie Bly Completes 72 Day Trip Around the Globe

    Born in 1864, Elizabeth Jane Cochran, better known by her journalism pen name of Nellie Bly, began her career when she wrote an angry rebuttal to an anti-woman piece in the Pittsburg Dispatch entitled What Girls are Good

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Cult of Personality

  The sendoff of Saturday Night Live to the worst President of my lifetime, which is about to stretch back 60 years.  It is sort of precious, the Obama kids all grown up:     Too bad kids that he

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PopeWatch: Populism

    Continuing with our look at the Pope’s interview with El Pais, the largest leftist newspaper in Spain, the question of populism came up: Q. Both in Europe and in America, the repercussions of the crisis that never ends,

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