Category Archives: Gun Control

Moving Beyond Armchair Psychoanalysis

Santa Barbara is Southern California done right – green hills that drop down to perfect beaches, a picturesque marina with the evocative little sailboats all in a row, fine restaurants, giant white homes with red tile roofs, a perfectly preserved … Continue reading

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Civilization and Its Discontented

There were contradictions from the start. We all want to be free, but we also want to live in a safe and somewhat orderly society. Those two don’t mix easily. After all, we started out declaring our independence from a … Continue reading

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When Democracy Interferes with Freedom

No one plans a vacation in Houston – it’s a rather nasty place. There’s a reason their football team is called the Oilers – that’s what the city is about, oil and big money, and it’s hot as hell too. … Continue reading

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The Naughty Flamethrower

Things sort themselves out without any real agreement. Anyone who’s even vaguely conservative watches Fox News – run by Roger Ailes, who had been Richard Nixon’s media advisor and seems to be still at it, making unpleasant and shifty Republican … Continue reading

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Where Hope and Change Go to Die

It happens now and then – a day with too much news. For those who like political irony, it seems that Mark Sanford can go back to hiking the Appalachian Trail – he’s been charged with trespassing, spooking around his … Continue reading

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Trailing Indicators

The country moved on. It used to be fine to attack those icky gay folks, and now it’s not. Attacking the useless poor, who are poor only because they have no sense of personal responsibility, used to be fine – … Continue reading

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In the Middle of It

Horace first used the term in media res (“into the middle of things”) in his Ars poetica – a nifty term to describe how Homer, or any epic poet who knows what he’s doing, tells a story everyone already knows. Start in … Continue reading

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