Category: domestic surveillance

The Trump Test

By Mickey Friedman December 29, 2016 Bewail and bemoan. Because you are more virtuous than those, insert here whatever variation of deplorable you prefer, who voted for that … With their explosions of righteous indignation, you’d imagine these vociferous critics…

New Features in Windows 10

by Bill Shein August 10, 2015 Tech giant Microsoft this week released Windows 10, the latest version of its “operating system” that “runs” more than “ninety percent” of “personal computers” on “Earth.” (Unnecessary quotation marks added unnecessarily for “emphasis.”) It…

My crazy idea

By Bill Shein February 20, 2015 It can’t be called “spring cleaning” when the temperature outside is minus 5 degrees, but last week I was reorganizing my basement and found a file box neatly labeled, “1989 Correspondence, A-L.” Yes, I…

Everybody’s Diary

By Mickey Friedman July 22, 2014 I had a lovely dinner at the always Pleasant and Main in Housatonic with my dear friend Patricia. I had a delicious pasta and she had the terrific chicken. We talked about a lot…

Marking Time

January 18, 2014 By Mickey Friedman I was relieved to read in the New York Post that “George Clooney and Rande Gerber are throwing their annual Casamigos party Sunday in Cabo.” And that “Cindy Crawford, and other stars vacationing in…

I Miss You, Martin

September 16, 2013 By Mickey Friedman These are indeed great days for America. For as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington, there are everywhere the clear signs that the racial divide is dissolving before us.…

Pity The Paranoids

August 18, 2013 By Mickey Friedman Pity the paranoids. This has not been an easy time for those who think they’re being watched. Remember when we thought paranoids had lost touch with reality. That, deluded, they had constructed a world…

Secrets and Lies

July 6, 2013 By Mickey Friedman We are human. Fraught with frailty. Our failures are manifest. So it’s hard for me to believe that most of us have nothing to hide. That, because we’re not terrorists, we should not complain…