Tag Archives: Food Stamps

Punishing the Poor for Their Sin

Obamacare is not going to magically disappear – even if the Supreme Court rules that three or four errant words in a minor subsection of the law override the clear intent of the hundreds of thousands of other words in … Continue reading

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Moral Backfilling

The political world stops a few days before Christmas. The House called it a year, having blocked as much legislation as possible and having passed next to nothing at all, and went home. The Senate, which had actually passed both … Continue reading

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The Innate Tin Ear

The lack of relative pitch, the inability to distinguish between musical notes is almost always innate – not due to any lack of musical training or education – and this has kept many a young would-be musician from his or her dreams. Tone … Continue reading

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A Long Time Coming

Some things just creep up on you, and then, suddenly, what you never expected has already happened, even if you should have expected it, because it – whatever has happened – was going to happen anyway. Suddenly you’re an old … Continue reading

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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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Confused Alarms of Struggle and Flight

Down in Kent you’ll find the port city of Dover and those famous white cliffs – they’re chalk actually, accentuated by streaks of black flint – very picturesque. And they can be symbolic. “There’ll be bluebirds over the the white cliffs of Dover” – … Continue reading

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