Monthly Archives: July 2019

Fight Nights in Detroit

There are those of us who did not watch the second set of Democratic debates. At some point, one day, nineteen of these twenty people will be gone. They’ll return to whatever it was they were doing. Twelve years ago … Continue reading

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First Things First

Donald Trump was getting everyone all hot and bothered. He was escalating his attacks on prominent black leaders, and was asserting that not only was Baltimore a hellhole where no human would live, so was every other city run by … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Government

Too much happens all at once. There are crises everywhere, or not – some of them might not be crises, or may not seem like crises in a day or two. And the president keeps changing the topic. It’s tariffs … Continue reading

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Taking the Low Road

It’s a dumb old song – You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road, and I’ll be in Scotland “afore ye” – because, it seems, the low road is always faster. But of course that will mean … Continue reading

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The Extinction-Level Event

Sometimes it’s best to get down to basics. The whole idea of this place was that kings and tyrants of any sort made no sense. People can govern themselves, and should. We needed no king. We’d vote on what should … Continue reading

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The Cruelty

This has been going on a long time. The book was published in August 2012 – Joan Walsh’s What’s the Matter with White People?: Finding Our Way in the Next America – and the thesis wasn’t startling: The size and … Continue reading

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Heroes Can’t Be Boring

It’s a Hollywood thing. John Wane was cast as the strong silent type and made a career of saying little. He said his secret was simple – talk low and talk slow. That’s what he did. That’s what Gary Cooper … Continue reading

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