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Peter Funt is a writer and speaker. His book, “Cautiously Optimistic,” is available at and Contact him at

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Donald Trump is trying to win the election with every court challenge and tweet he can muster, but he doesn’t really care how many votes he and Joe Biden wind up getting.

By Peter Funt November 17, 2020
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Hollywood must deal with the burden of producing TV programs during a pandemic and at a time of social and political upheaval in our country.

By Peter Funt October 30, 2020
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Ever since FCC chief Newton Minow famously branded it a “vast wasteland” six decades ago, television has tried to polish its image.

By Peter Funt October 9, 2020
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“How was your vacation?” used to be the standard query at Labor Day. Not this year.

By Peter Funt September 9, 2020
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More than 16 hours of political conventions over two weeks boiled down to a single word: fear.

By Peter Funt August 28, 2020
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As the joke has it, nine months from the start of the pandemic – right around January 2021 – we’ll experience a baby boom. After all, some activities are better suited to sheltered lifestyles than others

By Peter Funt August 21, 2020
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In a presidential campaign that has twisted at every turn, it’s no surprise that the latest issue up for debate concerns debates. Surprisingly, the campaign for President Donald Trump now favors more debates, while some liberal pundits are suggesting that there should be fewer — maybe none.

By Peter Funt August 11, 2020
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President Trump’s remarks to the nation today, as recorded by Fox News: In a few hours I will temporarily leave office, but I will never give up our fight to make America great again.

By Peter Funt July 31, 2020
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For the virus-plagued season, Major League Baseball has come up with special rules that players will find even more challenging than a sharp slider in the dirt. No showering at the ballpark. No sunflower seeds. No high-fives. In all, the pandemic protocol runs 120 pages.

By Peter Funt July 17, 2020
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The New York Times made a quiet disclosure recently that speaks loudly about the state of news media today

By Peter Funt June 2, 2020

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