Monthly Archives: February 2011

Republican Marxists

Sooner or later one of your conservative friends, probably the Glenn Beck or the Ron Paul fan, is going to tell you about the wonders of Creative Destruction – usually in the context of arguing for stopping all stimulus spending … Continue reading

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The Weekly Positioning

If you read the daily columns here eight or ten hours after they’re posted in late evening, Pacific Time, you get the clean version. Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta, has sent a list of the typos and odd sentences … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

There’s probably no grand unified theory of everything, unless it comes from the Monty Python troop or Douglas Adams. You might remember Deep Thought – the computer that was created by the pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent race of beings (whose three dimensional … Continue reading

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Say Anything

You really shouldn’t say whatever comes to mind. Of course you have the right to do that – it’s a free country. But anyone older than five knows it’s usually best to consider how others will react to your remarks. … Continue reading

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Queen for a Day

Back in the seventies, in a previous life, the problem with teaching that unit on Greek Myth was that the kids – almost all of them at that expensive prep school destined for the Ivy League schools or schools not … Continue reading

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The Imperative: Stop Making Sense

Some days are stranger than others. Wednesday, February 23, 2011 was one of those, as there was that call everyone was talking about, that turned out to be just what it seemed: Here’s something for your “can this possibly be … Continue reading

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Labor Pains

It was just another Tuesday in Wisconsin: Huge crowds gathered at the Capitol for an eighth day Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut union benefits and end most public workers’ collective bargaining rights as the state … Continue reading

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