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Miss Loneyhearts

No one likes advice – they resent being told to just cheer up and look on the sunny side of things, when their world is falling apart. Just try telling someone how to fix their golf swing. And psychiatrists know … Continue reading

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The Fact-Free Future Arrives

This is a strange neighborhood. There’s the small shopping center down on the corner, with the Crate and Barrel and the multiplex and a trendy fitness gym and a Trader Joe’s – where Schwab’s Drug Store used to sit, where … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Mitt

The Harry Potter movies have now all been made and will be forgotten soon enough, and all the Harry Potter books, which every kid in the world just had to read the day they hit the bookstores, will probably be … Continue reading

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Forced Perspective

Perspective is good, and Denison University – a quiet campus on a hill above a quiet little town in the dead center of Ohio – wasn’t a bad place to spend four years in the late sixties. The school was … Continue reading

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Fighting Bigotry with Porn

Some days stand out, like January 21, 1908 – that was the day that New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public. That was vetoed by the mayor, the long-forgotten George McClellan … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Twit

Ah, an odd week finally ends – and all the political posturing of a presidential campaign, that hit full-speed far too early and then like in the Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs shifted to Ludicrous Speed, ended too, for a moment. … Continue reading

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Nausea and Economic Populism

Perhaps Mitt Romney has found his running mate – the charismatic young mayor of Newark, Cory Booker. Yeah, he’s a Democrat, and what they call a progressive – but he’s black, which would shake things up, and he’s from New … Continue reading

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