Tag Archives: Civil Rights Act of 1964

When Common Decency Isn’t Good Politics

Sometimes you just feel old, and sooner or later you figure out that this is because you really are old. Milestones sneak up on you, and it hardly seems possible that it was fifty years ago that Lyndon Johnson signed … Continue reading

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Secondary Effects

The problem with college is that you’ll try anything – or maybe that’s the best thing about college – but that Behavioral Sciences major was damned cute, and she needed subjects for her experiment. Sure, sign up to be part … Continue reading

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White-Out

It’s best to come of age when then nation is coming of age too, but that’s a crap-shoot – you don’t get to choose when you were born. It’s just that coming of age in the sixties was, as they … Continue reading

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The Angry Kid

It’s that odd thing that happens to preadolescent boys – and maybe it’s caused by preadolescent girls. But we’ve all seen it. The kid is in a black mood. He’s angry and sullen, and if you ask him why he’s … Continue reading

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Respectful Questions as Weapons

If you ever get stuck in a political argument, and assume you’re going to get hammered for your views, you’ll be okay if you know Eliza. That was the famous early computer game, if it was a game, written at … Continue reading

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