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Judd Magilnick
Judd Magilnick is an international trade consultant based in Santa Monica, California.
by | Feb 6, 2006

Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest…

by | Dec 5, 2005

As a Connecticut native, I was darn proud of Senator Lieberman last week. Bucking his party on Iraq was the most courageous act by a Connecticut Senator since the 1950s, when a Republican criticized Joe McCarthy, a member of his…

by | Sep 13, 2005

Readers of a certain age will no doubt fondly remember Mad Magazine of the fifties and early sixties — with its “Scenes We’d Like to See.” There, the writers and illustrators would spoof the taboos of society, fantasizing about what…

by | Jul 1, 2005

Forget the pyramid on the dollar bill. Forget the eagle’s talons on the Great Seal. Forget the Zapruder film. The biggest “hide in plain sight” American Mystery resides in Philadelphia, permanently cast on our beloved Liberty Bell. Its well-known inscription…

by | Apr 28, 2005

And the crabs are crazy, they scuttle back and forth, The sand is burning And the fish take flight and scatter from the sight, their courses turning As the seagulls rest on the cold cannon nest the sea is churning….

by | Feb 24, 2005

Last week in London, Queen Elizabeth opened the new Churchill Museum. Twelve million dollars and ten years in the making, the spectacularly innovative showplace located in the basement of the Treasury Building in Whitehall instantly assumes a yin/yang relationship with…

by | Oct 22, 2004

SANTA MONICA, Ca. — “Paradox” is a thoroughly inadequate description of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appearance last month before the GOP convention. The event’s internal contradictions bounce off each other like reflections in a funhouse gallery, creating disorientation if not suspicion…

by | Dec 13, 2002

To the sociologist, she is the typical, unfortunate depression child who matured too suddenly in her teens into the easy money, easy living, easy loving of wartime America. To the criminologist, though, the case is almost too melodramatic in its…

by | Nov 1, 2002

Imagine for a moment that the Storm of the Century (this century!) is heading for the Eastern seaboard. Imagine further that, in a bold, savvy move to re-invent government, the fictional federal administration (a) has already privatized NOAA and all…

by | Aug 23, 2002

In January 1965, ninety-year-old Winston Churchill lay dying at home in London. As life slipped away from the man who saved Western civilization, at his bedside was a picture of a simple, unknown woman who herself had died seventy years…

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