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Author Archives: Mark Levison

Commentary: Packing the court?

In 1929, the devastating pandemic and the “War to End All Wars” were recent historical memories, while the excesses of the Roaring Twenties and the subsequent stock market crash were as real and nagging as an ingrown toenail.

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Commentary: The terms, they are a’changing

I never thought anybody could make me feel old. After all, “age is a state of mind,” and you’re “only old if you think you are.” As I have mentioned before, I recently tried a case against an old friend who kept reminding me, “[I]t’s a young man’s game.”

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Commentary: Uncle Norman

Mark Levison

I was probably 4 years old when I walked down the aisle with a ring sewn onto a small satin pillow.

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Commentary: Lessons to You from Frisco Blue

Mark Levison

I don’t think about death much, or the process of dying. I did today. It was the last day for Frisco Blue, a German Shorthaired Pointer. My sweet wife Cheryl rescued the beautiful, blueish-haired dog from an animal shelter in Frisco, Colorado, hence the name.

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Commentary: Wife, dogs, Zoom

Mark Levison

Guys are used to dealing with wives. Some of us are used to dealing with dogs. A few of us are used to dealing with ZOOM, and these days many of us are dealing with all three virtually simultaneously.

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Commentary: Masks, laws and regulations

Mark Levison

Battle lines are being drawn. One issue is about masks. Some reports suggest 45 percent of Americans are refusing to wear them. The efficacy of masks was not clear at the beginning of the pandemic, but the science today is ...

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The birth of a cottage industry?

Mark Levison

Republican Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi recently issued a warning that went something like this: “If you have been in contact with a Mississippi state legislator or someone who works at the legislature, you need to immediately get tested for COVID-19.” ...

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The War of 1812 and other pressing topics

Mark Levison

four into the Coronavirus crisis, and I’m determined not to write about it this time. Writing about anything other than the spread of the worldwide virus has been my goal for a while now, as well as that of fellow ...

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Commentary: There must be an upside to every pandemic

Mark Levison

Wasn’t it only last holiday season when everything was just peachy? Sure, we had an unusual President, the North Pole was melting and the Democratic and Republican parties were acting as if the opposing parties were themselves a dangerous virus. ...

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Adventures in the Bahía De Cochinos

Mark Levison

When I was growing up, my father used to tell me that there were lots of good times to be had in Cuba. That was before Castro, when folks such as Meyer Lansky, Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel dreamed of ...

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