Tag Archives: Fox News

The Dangers of Extrapolation

We’re all gonna die! Watch enough Fox News, listen to enough Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, or to what John McCain and Lindsey Graham are saying, or anyone on the right, and you know this is true. Ebola will kill … Continue reading

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Delicious and Useful Panic

Henry David Thoreau said that most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them – and that explains adrenaline junkies, and amusement parks. People jump out of airplanes, on purpose, or climb rock … Continue reading

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Breaking the Authoritarian Mold

There may be a thousand reasons that CNN, the Most Trusted Name in News, has become the cable news channel of last resort. Viewers turn to CNN when there’s some sort of massive natural disaster or a new war, or … Continue reading

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Carefully Considered Appropriate Hyperventilating

There’s Fox News for the perpetually outraged, and their massive outrage machine is a fine business model for delivering eyeballs to advertisers. There are millions who are outraged that Obama is in the White House, who have been outraged about … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Loyal Opposition

Americans grunt and snarl, but the Brits have a way with words. That’s not just Shakespeare and Dickens. In the early nineteen century, the grumpy party out of power at the time decided they were tired of being called losers … Continue reading

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Merely Anarchy

Drat – after thirty-three years and all sorts of careers, there’s still no way to shake off the effects of having once been an English teacher. Strings of words and whole poems come to mind at the oddest times. It’s … Continue reading

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Seduced by the Greatest Generation

Timing is everything, but everything is guesswork. Doing the right thing at just the right moment – asking for that raise or deciding to go for it on fourth and long – depends on an accurate sense of the flow … Continue reading

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