Monthly Archives: March 2012

No Reason at All

People explain things to each other and it’s almost always useless. This was the week liberals explained to conservatives that George Zimmerman kind of lost it – he liked playing cop way too much and pursued an unarmed young fellow, … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Heaven

Back in graduate school at Duke, long ago, it was always a treat to head on down the road Saturday afternoon to spend some time in Chapel Hill. Durham is kind of scruffy and Chapel Hill calls itself a Little … Continue reading

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Darkness Descends

And now it’s all over but the shouting. The third and final day of arguments before the Supreme Court, on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which now even the administration calls Obamacare, wrapped up – so the shouting … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Disaster

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – the second day of arguments before the Supreme Court, on the question of whether the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare as it is now called, in unconstitutional. Did congress pass, and Obama sign into law, something … Continue reading

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Splitting Hairs about Basic Issues

And so it begins… the first day of arguments before the Supreme Court, that the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is unconstitutional. The general idea seems to be the government has no business doing anything about healthcare – that is each … Continue reading

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Puck’s Words

In the middle of Hollywood, just north of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga – Larry King Square, where you’ll find CNN’s Los Angeles Bureau in its fancy glass tower – there’s a mysterious old building with a peculiar lavender inscription across … Continue reading

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The True-Man Doctrine

Americans like their guns, and seem to like the idea that those guns frighten others, as that makes you free – no one can mess with you. They might get shot, dead. That’ll make them think twice. And everyone knows … Continue reading

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