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Should I stay or should I go?
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Should I stay or should I go?
Page Turner / By Peter McDermott The protagonist in Yvonne Cassidy’s second novel “What Might Have Been Me” has a decision to make that is a famili...
Civilized society needs strict gun control
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Civilized society needs strict gun control
By Peter McDermott Fifty years ago, America had a president who was greeted rapturously wherever he went in Latin America and Europe. The reaction ...
 Theatre should challenge people: O’Byrne
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Theatre should challenge people: O’Byrne
By Orla O’Sullivan Brían F. O’Byrne, the Cavan native and longtime L.A. resident, is back in New York for a play, which is funny because he gave up...
 Irish Repertory gets its wings as WIRT
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Irish Repertory gets its wings as WIRT
Theatre / By Orla O'Sullivan “It’s a Wonderful Life: The 1946 Radio Show” * Adapted by Anthony E. Palermo from Frank Capra’s film * Directed by Cha...
Advocates stand up for Social Security
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Advocates stand up for Social Security
By Peter McDermott Call it Martha Raddatz syndrome. It’s the belief held by some media professionals that there’s something broken in Social Securi...
Story-telling master at top of his game
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Story-telling master at top of his game
“The Black Box” by Michael Connelly; published in hardback by Little, Brown and Company; 416 pp.; $29.99. By Seamus Scanlon In Michael Connelly’s 2...
Connelly’s Bosch takes on LAPD’s cold cases
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Connelly’s Bosch takes on LAPD’s cold cases
Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott The reviews are in for “The Black Box” and they agree: Michael Connelly is not resting on his laurels. His ...
Christmas can still be for everybody
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Christmas can still be for everybody
Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott My father would tell us kids about Christmastime in his small town in the West of Ireland. He'd build the sc...
Views on God, hurricanes from 9th fl.
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Views on God, hurricanes from 9th fl.
By Peter McDermott The Rev. James Martin was being interviewed by telephone last week when he heard a huge noise. “It sounded like thunder,” he rec...
 Right peddles ‘culture’ difference myth
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Right peddles ‘culture’ difference myth
Published in the Irish Echo on Oct. 31, 2012 Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott Mitt Romney got into trouble not once, but twice in 2012 with c...
Family's divide mirrors nation's since '60s
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Family's divide mirrors nation's since '60s
By Peter McDermott During his first spring in the White House, Richard Nixon read with interest an article written by journalist Pete Hamill. He th...
Romney/Ryan ticket is no JFK/LBJ
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Romney/Ryan ticket is no JFK/LBJ
Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott In 1960, a future Republican president wrote to his party’s nominee, Vice-President Richard Nixon, offering ...