Tag Archives: Crisis Politics

Inadequate Risk Assessment

Teenagers ought to be great drivers. They’re young and have great reflexes – those only go downhill after the teen years – so if something unfortunate happens, quickly and unexpectedly, they should be able to swerve out of the way … Continue reading

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The Logical End of Things

Horror movies are stupid. There’s no reason those pleasant young kids should explore that empty old house on that hill, or that the sweet young thing, the one with the killer body and the blond hair, should open that one … Continue reading

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Trying Times

October 4, 2013, is probably not December 23, 1776: These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by … Continue reading

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