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IN VIGOROUS DEFENSE OF ROSEANNE BARR AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018) — We lip-service freedom, but we as a nation no longer want it. The American people find it too scary. Freedom’s flip side of the coin, personal responsibility, asks too much of a people gone intellectually soft, ethically lost, and […]

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WHITE COP KILLING BY BLACK TEENS FAILS TO ESCAPE MERELY LOCAL NOTICE … IS THERE A DOUBLE STANDARD?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, JUNE 1-3, 2018) — Indulge THE PLANET in a thought experiment. Picture this: A black police officer responds to a report of burglary in a section of a large city. She arrives at the scene of a house and sees a white, 16-year-old male […]

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE A CIVILIAN, WITH A CIVILIAN MINDSET

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 30, 2018) — Social media and the 24/7 “talking heads” news cycle have robbed too many citizens of the precious ability to critically think. Young people, millennials and greener, have proven especially vulnerable to this given the evidentiary witness of short attention […]

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KOREA PT. II: MOON SHINES IN (AN ON) KOREAN SUMMIT HOPES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2018) — The most recent developments on a proposed Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean head of state Kim Jung Un indicate the switch has been flipped back to the “on” position. THE PLANET deems this cause for hope though not […]

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TRUMP PULLS OUT TOO SOON ON NORTH KOREAN SUMMIT

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MAY 25-27) — THE PLANET greets Preident Trump’s cancellation of the proposed June 12 summit with North Korean head of state Kim Jung Un with deep disappointment. The President wants to blame Kim’s “anger” and “hostility” as the reason for pre-emptying the greatest […]

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REPUBLIC’S ‘CURBSIDE COUP’ SUGGESTS MAYOR HAS LOST CONTROL OF CITY GOVERNMENT

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY MAY 24, 2018) — First, THE PLANET‘s congratulations to the Italian fraternal organizations who spoke out against the Pittsfield School Committee’s utterly ridiculous vote (in January) to kick Christopher Columbus out of Oct. 12 in favor of “Indigenous People’s Day.” The committee voted unilaterally, […]

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