Category Archives: Republican Denial of Reality

Grading Papers

Teaching high school English back in the seventies wasn’t bad at all, especially at that prep school in upstate New York. That’s the thing about private schools – they’re exclusive. Those who won’t be able to keep up aren’t admitted, … Continue reading

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Cut Those Cards Again

Las Vegas is a miserable five-hour drive from here in Hollywood – if you drive fast and no one screws up. Someone always does. Someone always wrecks on up ahead, usually a tour bus full of retirees, and you find … Continue reading

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Talking About Nothing At All

It’s hard to describe graduate school, probably because it’s so intense and at the same time so divorced from anything like real life. There would be times, at Duke University in the early seventies, when there’d be that odd moment … Continue reading

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Reality Strikes Back

Americans don’t do history – it’s boring – so we rely on shorthand. Calvin Coolidge was known as Silent Cal, and may have once said that he was never hurt by anything he didn’t say. Few remember anything else about … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things to Come

If you had wanted to know what was going to happen from 1933 through 2106 you would have read H. G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come – in 1933 of course. Most of that book is silly, but … Continue reading

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No Side of Rice

In all sports it’s considered bad form to run up the score. In college football for example, if you’re a top-ranked team playing some nowhere team from a school no one has ever heard of, one that was put on … Continue reading

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Year-End Realities

It’s an odd December. This time we have that fiscal cliff we are almost certain to go over unless Obama and the Republicans work something out, which seems unlikely. The angry Republicans spent four years blocking everything Obama tried to … Continue reading

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