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Mitch Perry Report for 7.1.16 — The wheels of justice move excruciatingly slow

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American celebrates its 240th birthday on Monday, and the 40th anniversary of the Bicentennial. I was a relatively young kid who doesn’t have a whole lot of recollection of that particular day (other than our family was on vacation someplace in Northern California), but I certainly do remember the yearlong hype into that summer. Two days ago in this space we commented on the length of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the State Department, and what was…

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Should the Tampa Bay Rays do a better job of marketing to LGBT community?

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Should the Tampa Bay Rays consider a Gay Beach? How about an LGBT Rays’ Tank? The Rays, next-to-last in baseball attendance to only Cleveland, have struggled to draw fans to Tropicana Field, again. That’s no secret. Yet, for Friday night’s Pride Night, the Rays drew more than 40,000 fans for the game, where the profits were dedicated to the shootings of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. All profits were donated to the Pulse Victims’ club. In other words, on a…

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Mitch Perry Report 4.7.16 – Gay Talese, meet Twitter

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Gay Talese is one of the great American reporters of our time. Now 84, Talese was considered part of the New Journalism that took the country by storm in the 1960s. I’m going to write about his new book in a moment, but I confess that I’m a little late to the party regarding the contretemps he started up last weekend. That’s when he was asked at a conference at Boston University about women writers who had inspired him and replied,…

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