Category Archives: American Sense of Fair Play

Another Odd May Day

Okay – it was one more May Day with the usual foolishness. It was International Workers Day, and Ed Kilgore explained here how we don’t participate – we moved that sort of thing to the end of summer, our Labor … Continue reading

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The Man from the Cult of Success

Of course this one’s going to be an interesting election – you knew that. Obama will be urging fairness and everyone playing by the same rules, and everyone, with no exceptions, pitching in for the common good. And Romney will … Continue reading

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The Treachery of Images

Those of us who smoke a pipe – that would be mostly former English teachers and older academic sorts – know all about the painting. It’s “The Treachery of Images” (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by the … Continue reading

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When It Should Be Simple

Political disputes in America seem to be about telling the other guy he’s worried about the wrong things. Everyone is worried about the economy that refuses to come back from the dead. Corporate profits are soaring again – even if … Continue reading

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Regarding Our Department of Jihad

There is the police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order – it’s been on the air since 1990 and made its creator, Dick Wolf, a rich man, and has kept NBC afloat, barely. And it spawned Law & … Continue reading

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