Tag Archives: Nullification

The Curse of Cosmopolitan Modernity

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 room … Continue reading

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Digging the Hole Deeper

Yes, just another day in American politics, as practiced now. It seems practice doesn’t make perfect. Obamacare is law. Long ago it passed in the House and Senate, Obama signed it into law, the Supreme Court ruled it was quite … 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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Henry Clay is Dead

Ah, it’s a feature here that no one really notices – right up there up top, in the menu – each Sunday there’s a new collection of pithy and amusing quotes – for those who don’t care for the long … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Texas

When you grow up in Pittsburgh, go to college in Ohio and graduate school in North Carolina, teach for a decade at a prep school in upstate New York, then move to Los Angeles to work in aerospace, then end … Continue reading

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