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Italian Tomatoes- a show about current events from an Italian-American perspective, pragmatic and skeptical. My politics are center-right, but I respect all points of view.

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During late August the major stock indices dropped over 8%, and then staged a dramatic partial recovery. We take a look at the buzz in the market, including China, currency issues, the drop in oil prices, telecom, Apple, and IBM We also... more

Todaywe will look at the aftermath of the first presidential debate, broadcast on Fox News. Now that it's had time to sink in to the public consciousness, we will examine the confronational behavior of the moderators and the post-debate... more

(Note- due to internet problems that surfaced before show-time, I had to do the show from the local McDonald's, which has a TV set to Fox News. Their wifi crashed a couple of times, and the quality of the audio is spotty. It cratered... more

Tonight's Independence Day show will take a look at America's exceptional legacy. The founders of the United States created a nation that coded the ideals of liberty, tolerance and enlightenment into the country's DNA- impulses that... more

Tonight we take a look at the perplexing phenomenon of Hillary Rodham Clinton. She grew up in a nice Republican suburban neighborhood, and actually campaigned for Nixon and Goldwater in the early 1960's. She moved steadily left... more

We will take a look at the results of Great Britain's 2015 General Election, which is widely expected to result in a "hung" Parliament where no party commands a majority. The projected strength of the Scottish Nationalist Party, which wants... more

When talk began in earnest about a Jeb Bush presidential candidacy for 2016, former First Lady Barbara Bush was noticeably cool about the idea. Alas, she eventually changed her mind. But as veteran test takers know, it is usually wise... more

Two recent events have put the decline in today's academic world in stunning perspective- the fake rape story at the University of Virginia and the cancellation by the University of Michigan of a screening of "American Sniper". The... more

IBM has been the bellwether par excellence for the modern American corporation. Under the founding Watson dynasty, which ruled the roost between 1914 and 1971, it reached the pinnacle of industrial success and then blazed a path... more