About Larry Wines

Larry Wines is editor of the Acoustic Americana Music Guide, and a former newspaper political columnist.

Ready for the Big One Yet?

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Larry Wines: Solid ground isn’t solid. Things move. And we’ve come to understand the “how” and a lot of the “why,” and where it’s going.

NOAH?  Ah, No, Ah…

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Larry Wines: When we see Supreme Court cases in religious swaddling clothes, a movie may appear trivial. It isn’t. Hollywood drives culture, beliefs and opinions disproportionately, just as TV megachuch pastors do.

The Final Word on Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps Died

Larry Wines: Unfortunately, Fred’s ideas have not died with him, but live on, not just among the members of Westboro Baptist Church, but among the many communities and small minds that refuse to recognize the equality and humanity of our brothers and sisters on this small planet we share.

The Most Serious Implications of a Missing Airliner

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Larry Wines: The search isn’t about closure for victims’ families. It’s about fear, and they’re revealing secrets the bad guys can use.

An Olympic Moment, or a Shot-Heard-Round-the-Media?

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Noelle Pikus-Pace: It feels like somebody slipped one of those supermarket checkstand women’s magazines into the sports section.

Do Politicians’ Birthdays on Commemorative Days Explain Everything?

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National Days — What if we matched officially declared commemorative days with the birthdays of political figures and political pundits?

December 7th, Then and Now…

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Pearl Harbor Day : The Greatest Generation quite literally saved the world from continued genocide and brutal repression that knew no bounds.

An MVP in the World Series of Consumerism?

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Larry Wines: Don’t even think about stopping to think, or you might miss an online bargain today, or fail to do your part in setting new profit statistics for some multinational megagiant corporation who gets their stuff for 9% of what you pay for it.

Sustainability and Public Policy: It’s Personal

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Larry Wines: Please explain why so many people with money make ostentatious demonstrations of decadence and don’t give a rat’s ass what is sustainable for the rest of us.

A Final Word on November 22: The Day We Lost the Future of the Future

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Larry Wines: It is certain that America lost its innocence and its faith in its leaders during the 1960s and 1970s. And it’s certain that began on November 22, 1963.

Go, But Watch Out for GOCE

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Larry Wines: We really need to coordinate these things. If GOCE could just hit Typhoon Haiyan, we could consolidate our concerns. And a viral video that would beat the cat-playing-piano on YouTube.

The Real Significance of the 2013 Elections

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Larry Wines: In New Jersey, Democrats will conduct a post-mortem. Everywhere else, it’s not too soon to begin opposition research. While he is the bane of the Teapublicans, what accounts for Christie luring the votes of moderates and the traditional Democratic Party base, when he is way to the right of their views?

Fallout Fragments

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Larry Wines: One group was dissuaded from having a mascot wearing an enormous tea bag, for fear the public would boil him.

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