Tag Archives: Ending Food Stamps

Calculated and Careful Callousness as Policy

This was the Monday before the Monday, one week before Monday, September 30, when, at midnight, the federal government shuts down. It will have no legal authority to spend any money, except on essential services. Everyone in the military will … Continue reading

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Selling Tough Love to the Masses

Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh isn’t a porn novel – it’s just another bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows the protagonist as he finally figures out how the world really works, which is always a long struggle full of dramatic … Continue reading

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Out to Prove Something

Maybe Vince Lombardi said it, or maybe he didn’t, but many a coach has repeated it to fire up his team. Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser. The general idea is that accepting defeat gracefully, … Continue reading

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