Monthly Archives: March 2014

Assessing the Nightmare

August 8, 1974, ended in a hot muggy night in upstate New York, and the rental truck was cooling and clicking in the driveway – grad school down south, a bit of a nightmare at times, was over, and the … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s Country

“Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.” ~ Douglas Adams “I don’t take comments from anybody … Continue reading

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Racist Bones

White supremacy isn’t something awful that happened in the past, it’s one of the central organizing forces in American life – but that can’t be. We have a black president, and endless white folks have said, over and over, decade … Continue reading

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Shifting Into Reverse

As the 2012 Republican primary process lurched to its sad conclusion – after the caucuses and twenty surreal debates, along with the scattered state primaries – it became clear that Obama would face Mitt Romney, which was fine with the … Continue reading

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The Elusive Principle of the Thing

Crimea is gone, or Crimea has come home. It all depends on your point of view. Crimea has been part of the Ukraine since 1954, when as a “symbolic gesture” – marking the three hundredth anniversary of Ukraine becoming a … Continue reading

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Not Broccoli This Time

The Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras in the room during oral arguments, and they’d never consider allowing those oral arguments – with the best legal minds in the country presenting differing views on momentous issues that will change all our … Continue reading

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The Steady Drift toward Oligarchy

Taxation is theft and everyone should get to keep every penny they earn – but if there has to be taxation, the Takers should pay those taxes and the Makers pay no taxes at all, because if we relieve the … Continue reading

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