Category Archives: Party of No

Regarding That Impossible Dream

France has given us centuries of brilliant thinkers, and Italy gave us all those wonderful operas, and Germany gave us Nazis and Wagner, but Spain never did toss in all that much. Picasso moved to Paris as fast as he … Continue reading

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Dead Week Warnings

It’s that dead week between Christmas and New Years Eve. People go back to work, sort of. Their hearts aren’t in it, and trading on Wall Street is so light that no one is paying much attention as things rise … Continue reading

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Reconsidering End Times

Of all the developed nations the United States stands alone as the one which is deeply religious, in the sense that we take such things seriously. France has the cool gothic cathedrals, and the Italians have the Pope, and there’s still … Continue reading

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On Dealing with Inanity

Everyone should spend a year or two teaching high school English – or so it seemed to Tony Danza recently. But it’s not like Robin Williams’ sappy movie or that classic about that Chips fellow – you won’t be the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Perspective

You don’t begrudge your old students their success, but sometimes you get disoriented. Even after all the years you listen with sympathy to their current woes, and offer encouragement – it’s a habit, and it’s the right thing to do. … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Some Other Place

Let’s do this in the second person, because it could be you. That’s why people write in the second person – to suggest something that could be universal, or at least fairly common. And let’s posit a given, something everyone … Continue reading

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Seduced by Tactics

Let’s say you own a football team and you have a simple aim – to win the Super Bowl. Yep, you’d be the best. No one could argue otherwise. But to get there you need a strategy – hire the … Continue reading

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