Monthly Archives: March 2019

Punishing Times

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” ~ Seneca the Younger “If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a … Continue reading

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Big and Very Deep, Record Deep

The Goldwater rule is the informal name given to section 7 in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics, which states that it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures whom they have … Continue reading

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Being Tough Enough

No one likes a whiner. Liberals whine. They’re delicate snowflakes, upset by everything. They melt. Everything offends them and they want it to stop. Conservatives never whine. They believe in “tough love” – brutal honesty as in Mexicans and maybe … Continue reading

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The Man on the Ledge

There’s always that man on the ledge, and the good man, the hero, who goes out there and talks him down from that ledge. Empathy – understanding – reason – the careful application of guilt about all the people who … Continue reading

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The Extraordinarily Unpleasant

They said this would be unpleasant. They were right: President Trump went on the offensive on Monday a day after the special counsel investigation reported no conspiracy with Russia, suggesting that critics who pursued such suspicions were “treasonous,” guilty of … Continue reading

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To Deepen the Pain and Antagonism

“The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.” ~ Antonin Scalia Everyone should have listened to Scalia. Robert Mueller wasn’t a wild-eyed radical leading a coup … Continue reading

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Not Thinking Things Through

History counters emotion. What is happening now is happening in the context of what happened before. What may seem like a good idea might not be a good idea. Others have had other ideas. Donald Trump needs to know what … Continue reading

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