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A Species of Extremely Venomous Snake

There’s the snake: The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. First formally described by Albert Günther in 1864, it is the second-longest venomous … Continue reading

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The Amateur in Trouble

The History Channel has put its 2012 docudrama The Men Who Built America back in its broadcast rotation. So, once again, “Cornelius Vanderbilt grows from a steamboat entrepreneur to the head of a railroad empire, and gets into a heated … Continue reading

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Fighting Boredom

“Boredom is rage spread thin.” ~ Paul Tillich “I like boring things.” ~ Andy Warhol “All man’s troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.” ~ Blaise Pascal But who can sit still in one room? … Continue reading

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Governing by Ridicule

“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Matilda’s father keeps saying that in the Roald Dahl book – and Danny DeVito keeps saying that to the poor little girl … Continue reading

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Sweating the Small Stuff

It’s Friday night. The impeachment stuff will take care of itself, next week. Only one thing was now settled: With his Senate trial to begin in earnest next week, President Trump has added some high-profile lawyers to his legal team, … Continue reading

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Assess the Reverberations

The big news in Washington on Thursday, January 16, 2020, was that the big news in Washington would start the next week, on Tuesday afternoon, or maybe Wednesday afternoon – the impeachment trial of the president, this president, of Donald … Continue reading

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Hammering Away At Reality

President Trump is not a subtle man. Some would say he’s crude but effective. Others say he’s crude and clueless, and thus dangerous. But he is direct. He was direct in July 2018: President Trump drew comparisons to George Orwell’s … Continue reading

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