Tag Archives: Jim DeMint

The Revenge of Captain Obvious

If you want to see a Gutenberg Bible or two, you head to the Morgan Library – 225 Madison Avenue at East 36th Street over in Murray Hill. It’s pretty cool, for a One Percent thing. It used to be … Continue reading

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Possible Responses When Cornered

Back in the early fifties, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, kids could catch the last of those Republic serials on the giant consol television with the tiny rounded black-and-white screen that took up a big chunk of space in the living … Continue reading

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Real Change without Intervention

Out here in Los Angeles sports fans miss Phil Jackson – the Zen Master who was also into all sorts of Native American stuff, like burning sage in the locker room at the start of each Lakers season, to drive … Continue reading

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What Comes Next

Predicting the future is always a hoot – we don’t have those flying cars yet, and there was Darwin in the foreword the Origin of Species – “I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should … Continue reading

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Taking Religion Seriously

It may be different next year – there is always a new issue – but on the September 11 anniversary this year the issue was the proposed Islamic community center, with its basketball courts and culinary school and interfaith prayer … Continue reading

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Showing Up On Sunday

Some Sundays are unsatisfactory because no one shows up. Sunday, September 19, the New England Patriots didn’t show up, and that collection of goofy oddballs, the New York Jets, won the game easily – a sort of practice scrimmage against … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Nullification

You start at the logical place – the Tariff of 1828 – the Tariff of Abominations as it was called. The idea was to protect industry in the northern states, as folks there were being driven out of business by … Continue reading

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