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EASTER VALEDICTION: STALWART SPINES STIFFEN; WE AWAKEN TO THE SYNCHRONICITY OF SPRING

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY APRIL 22, 2019) — Awaken. Arise. Awash in the first warm breezes of spring, the spears of crocus rise in a Disney time-lapse of memory and mind, 24 frames a second, still pictures whose rapidity creates the illusion of movement. You’ve seen this […]

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SAVE THE DATE: D.A. HARRINGTON’S FUNDRAISER WANTS YOU — AND YOUR $1,000 CONTRIBUTION … or … AND YOU DIDN’T THINK SHE WAS A ‘POLITICIAN?’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 19-21, 2019) — “Save the Date.” Thus Berkshire County D.A. Andrea Harrington demands in the imperative mode in a mass mailing to her enthralled legions of zealous supporters. Dey be hypmotized. Andrea Harrington. H-a-r-r-i … you know, the new D.A., […]

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‘WHITE NATIONALIST’ v. ‘ANTI-SEMITE’: OMAR-MILLER VOLLEY EXEMPLIFIES SAD STATE OF POLITICS AT ALL LEVELS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, 2019) — The recent pas de deux between presidential adviser Stephen Miller and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) neatly-but-sloppily illustrates the current impasse that has ground to a halt the American political process, whose once-greased and working gears now wear frozen rust […]

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THE PAG HAS LAW BREAKERS QUAKING IN THEIR BOOTS … or … CAN YOU TELL IT’S AN ELECTION YEAR?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY APRIL 15, 2019) — Happy tax day while the government steals you blind. We can report, however, good news. The gangs just up and left. Drug dealers have turned their wads to plowshares. Crack addicts gave up the Caspar. Robbers lie down with […]

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ARREST OF ASSANGE AN EGREGIOUS ASSAULT ON PRESS FREEDOM, BASIC LIBERTIES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 12-14, 2019) — A shocking assault on freedom or a stalwart action for justice? THE PLANET says the first. Ecuador’s decision to hand over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to British authorities violates precious First Amendment freedoms. Secretary of State Mike […]

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THE PLANET PRESERVES, SECURES, & ENHANCES FEEDBACK SECTION, THE AREA’S BEST AND MOST READ

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 2019) — Some of our readers and correspondents have noted that when they post, the comments sometimes do not immediately show up on THE PLANET. Remain calm. All is well. No need to post more than once. The actions are part […]

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