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Chicago by Carl Sandburg

Chicago by Sandburg July 28, 2016 Allan Stevo Yesterday, as I wrote about the relationship between the words Bohunk and Honkey and the nitty gritty blue collar ways of life in Chicago, it was not far of a step for me to let the poem “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg pass through my mouth. It so […]

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The Central European Roots of the Word “Honkey”

Honky, Honkey, Honkie July 26, 2016 Allan Stevo Honkey is a word I remember being called as a child. It is a word to boil the blood, a word to incite, a word meant that you were the “other” and didn’t belong. The way it was said could make it so effective at converting its […]

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Dark Jokes from Soviet Times

Jokes July 25, 2016 Allan Stevo Last night I was out with three friends enjoying their company and a beer after a relaxing Sunday. We somehow got onto the topic of the Clinton family and the numerous unusual deaths that surround them. Leave it to the Slovak in the group to draw parallels without even […]

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Communist Motifs – Ramsey Route 17 Train Station – Ramsey, NJ

Communism in Art July 23, 2016 Allan Stevo As I walk around during the course of the day communist motifs tend to stick out in public art. After years spent living In the midst of the art of former communist countries, some of these communist motifs are hard to overlook because they have become almost […]

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Six All-American Readings for the Fourth of July

Read Me July 22, 2016 Allan Stevo On the anniversary of America’s Independence, there are two texts I always find myself returning to that capture the essence of what the core spirit of America is at the time of its founding and two texts, that I say truly celebrate the Spirit of 1776. The Spirit […]

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Most Americans Never Mention These Seven Fundamental Facts About July 4

July 4, 1776 July 4, 2016 Allan Stevo Historian Murray Rothbard in his impressive four volume history of the US, Conceived in Liberty, depicts an America in the 1760s and 1770s that was undergoing a revolution. The people in America had adopted a different philosophy on rights and had stopped viewing themselves as colonists. That […]

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The Day George Soros Destroyed the British Pound

Soros June 25, 2016 Allan Stevo Yesterday, as I watched the movement of the market during the Brexit vote, as the pound crashed 10% to a 31 year low, the lowest since 1985 and trillions of dollars left the markets overnight, a story came to mind about how George Soros once profited by manipulating the […]

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Process Oriented People, Outcome Oriented People, and Sunrises – What Watching the Sunrise Says About You

Sunrises May 29, 2016 Allan Stevo I watched the sun rise this morning over Long Island Sound. It broke the horizon red and then light pink after it all came up, the whole circle able to be stared at directly through the mist, for a long time, maybe ten or fifteen minutes. Then rose colored. […]

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The Hinlicky Rule is Key to Honest Intellectual Discussion

Intellectual Honesty May 8, 2016 Allan Stevo As a result of some of my more controversial writing, my involvement on boards of directors, my speaking to groups of students at colleges and universities, my political consulting work, and general facets of life, I often find myself in discussions with people on topics about opinions that […]

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Invasion of the Bernies

Bernies April 13, 2016 Allan Stevo The Bernies invaded my neighborhood yesterday. The Sanders campaign claims 27,000. Hard to get around all day yesterday and my favorite park – Washington Square Park – was shut down, but cool having a presidential candidate speaking a block away. I heard every minute of the speech, giving the […]

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