Centers' Little Helper

Dennis Hans, unrenowned former adjunct professor of mass comm and American foreign policy, relentlessly exposed the Bush administration’s “techniques of deceit” BEFORE the Iraq war, when it could have made a difference (see links). For decades he has fought baseball’s discrimination against lefthanded infielders and promoted his ingenious clockwise solution. A lifelong advocate for a flowing, non-brutal, flop-free NBA, he now champions the cause of its second-class citizens: the centers.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ronald Reagan turns 100
The 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth came on February 6, kicking off another round of tributes and a highly favorable HBO documentary by a filmmaker one would have expected to take a more critical view. I offered a different take on his presidency in an essay that appeared Tuesday: Reagan’s Third-World Reign of Terror.

Back in 2001, when the nation celebrated his 90th birthday, I dissected PBS’s fawning tributes on the Charlie Rose show and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Looking at Reagan Through (Charlie) Rose-Colored Glasses.

In 2004, I took a more thorough (and sardonic) look at Reagan's Dark Global Legacy.