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Many of you follow my Facebook and Twitter pages.  So a big thank you. However, since I have come under some criticism, let me give you some insight into how and why I post. Most of this will apply to this Facebook page and this Twitter page — my so-called news sites.  I only follow […]






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Is Trump Mental Health Social Media No-No?

by John May 17, 2017




I recently posted a story making the case that Trump might have dementia. A good friend and colleague, Walter Behr, responded: Very surprised John. When I first read this, I thought I was on the line at the grocery store. This is very “National Inquirer”. News Organizations and people acting as news organizations need to […]






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Trump Skits Just Not As Funny Anymore

by John May 15, 2017




Laughing at Trump is getting more difficult. I find myself more quiet and somber during Saturday Night Live political skits. SNL wraps up this season this week with skyrocket ratings.  Maybe the summer hiatus will be good for all of us. There are a couple of reasons for this lack of laughs. First, creating live […]






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Book Review: Code of the Extraordinary Mind

by John May 10, 2017




All Americans should read The Code of The Extraordinary Mind. Whether you are in the midst of your career, facing or past retirement, or you are in high school or college, this is a must. Vishen Lakhiani offers a formula – really a way of life and thinking — for people trying to succeed and […]






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Tuesday Night Massacre or Not?

by John May 10, 2017




For the record: It was me. I said it first.  I want credit for saying “Tuesday Night Massacre” before anyone else. That’s right, my Watergate memory banks pulled this gem before anyone on cable news could, but they stole it from me moments later. OK, I didn’t post it right away.  I just blurted it […]






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Nice Face! What Do You Feed it?

by John April 24, 2017




Here’s my latest selfie.  So what is happening with my face? Multiple choice: I’m preparing for a permanent role as the lead in Phantom of the Opera. I entered a French fry bobbing contest. I am undergoing a pre-skin cancer prevention treatment. The answer is, of course, 3. When my college buddy Steve Quish sees […]






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Gatsby Returns as Old, Tired, Confused Dad

by John April 24, 2017




I thought I had said my final good byes to Gatsby.  You see, since my “younger and more vulnerable” college days, and decades later, I was obsessed with F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This American literary monument to the lure and irony of the American Dream enveloped me through the 1990s, our version of […]






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Finding Blog Order

by John April 22, 2017




So I am looking for some order here.  You may think I am looking into a camera lens, but I am trying to sort out all that we do here. And we have found the formula. This site — Informed Not Inflamed — will strictly be for news, along with media, political and economic analysis/commentary. […]






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So What Are You?

by John March 12, 2017




“So what are you?” I get that question a lot, followed by either: “I see liberal stuff on your sites.” Or “You quote some conservative stuff.” My response: “Neither.” Granted, because my sites are set up as news sites, some perceive more media-liberal leaning posts despite the posting of opposing sites or platforms on the […]






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Trump Sowing Jobs, Mistrust

by John March 11, 2017




Give Trump credit for the jobs report?  I guess so. First, it is a time-wasting argument. Most Presidents have little effect on how businesses hire. Second, if anything those jobs are part of the Obama economy, if you think Presidents have that effect. Third, Trump should get credit for creating economic optimism in the business […]






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