Tag Archives: Gay Marriage

Choosing the Squirrel

Being reliable is boring, and it’s also a bad business model. That’s so 1980, the year Ted Turner started CNN, which still tells America that it’s “the most reliable name in news” – which mattered in 1980, when the news … Continue reading

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Browsing Free Speech

One advantage of being an old man, and there are few, is that you get to say you were there at the beginning of things – the cultural revolution of the sixties, for example, with the prefect alignment of that … Continue reading

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The Man from Meridian

Northerners don’t do well in the South, but then, how bad could it be? College had eventually gone well, and fellowship money being offered was good, and the new draft lottery meant it wouldn’t be two or three years of … Continue reading

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Yelling STOP Never Did Work

The late William F. Buckley famously said that a conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling “Stop!” It’s just that he may not have meant that as a compliment, at least not entirely. Buckley may have been … Continue reading

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Not So Crazy Uncle Joe

When George H. W. Bush chose the intellectually challenged Dan Quayle to be his running mate, everyone thought it was a joke. This had to be, but it really wasn’t a joke at all – the folks of what might … Continue reading

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Nine Tenths of the Law

At the moment, in the other room, the final college football game of the year is murmuring away on the television. Actually it’s being played ten or so miles east, at the Rose Bowl over in Pasadena – the faint … Continue reading

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Rebels and Apostates

It was one of those brilliant sunny days in Los Angeles – July 1, 2004 – and traffic was at a dead stop on Mulholland Drive. It was all the news vans. Marlon Brando had just died and everyone in … Continue reading

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