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Richard Rapaport is a leading San Francisco Bay Area freelance writer.

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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 3, 2012
Adieu Il Gorino Few understood how exactly Gore Vidal fit the profile of an American politician.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 27, 2012
Congressman Allen West: Have You No Shame At Long Last Congressman Allen West may find McCarthyism a splashy starter, but a lousy stopper.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 1, 2007
Looking Towards the Promised Land: Why America Cannot "Get Over" Slavery As both Blacks and Jews could tell you, "getting over" slavery like transcending several millenia of blood libel, doesn't happen overnight. Nor does it happen in the space of the century-and-a-half since the putative abolition of slavery in 1865. Try more like three-and-a-half thousand years.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Dying and Living in COPS America Television producers John Langley, John Walsh and Chris Hansen may be the most dangerous men in America today. Langley is the producer of "COPS," Walsh, the creator of "America's Most Wanted," and Hansen, the correspondent for MSNBC's "To Catch a Predator." Collectively, they are point-people in a television genre acclimating Americans to a general dismemberment of once-cherished civil rights.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 5, 2006
The Mandate of Heaven 2006: Getting America Back on the Right Side of History The Mandate of Heaven is a central imperative of Chinese history. It also provides an important insight into America's political evolution. How George Bush lost the American "Mandate of Heaven" and why the 2006 election may be the last, best chance to get America back "on the "right side of history."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 23, 2006
Sealing the Deal 2006: What the Dems Must Do To Win Back the Congress In victory in 2006, the Democrats are going to face some difficult choices. Do they give into the righteous impulse to punish Republicans. Or do they turn the page and help America return to true representative democracy?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Bono Invests in Forbes: Oh No Bono/Not U2? U2 lead singer Bono's investment group, Elevation Partners has reportedly invested $250 million into the Forbes media empire. Can the world-class busybody Bono find happiness as Steve Forbes silent partner? Or will he be the deus ex machina dragging Forbes kicking and screaming into the 18th Century?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 7, 2006
The "Cracker Factor" Accounting for the American South's cornpone-ucopia of overheated, overexposed, over-the-top stories about life-supported spouses, kidnapped children, missing high-schoolers, run-amok lacrosse teams, and runaway brides.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Born on the Sixth of July: Celebrating George Bush's Secret Presidential Life It is the year 2046, George Bush's Centenary, and we look fondly back on GWB's secret progressive agenda.

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