Tag Archives: Gay Marriage

Assuming Other Outrage

When the desperate and outraged people of a major American city have finally had enough, and when there’s the right precipitating event – one of their kids dying while in police custody, again, for just running from the police, which … Continue reading

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Lessons for Losers

There was an NBA playoff game on the television in the other room. The Boston Celtics were playing the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that’s always disconcerting for a former English teacher. Those guys from Boston didn’t look Irish, and none of … Continue reading

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Getting a Rise Out of the South

If America didn’t have the South it would have to invent it. That’s where we get all our colorful characters. The North is dour and driven, full of important people doing important things, and those people never slow down. They’re … Continue reading

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Knowing How to Know Things Gets Harder

Perhaps the rest of life really is just an extension of high school – the cool kids know what’s really going on, which amazes everyone, and makes everyone else envious, but maybe the rebels and the punks really know what’s … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Extrapolation

We’re all gonna die! Watch enough Fox News, listen to enough Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, or to what John McCain and Lindsey Graham are saying, or anyone on the right, and you know this is true. Ebola will kill … Continue reading

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Consolidating Fear for Fun and Profit

All of political science is pretty simple. Conservatives want to keep things as they are, or as they were, or as they think they were, because even if things weren’t perfect, they were working well enough. Slavery and then Jim … Continue reading

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The Glorious Day When Nothing Happened

The Brits have a holiday they used to celebrate but they don’t much bother with now – Guy Fawkes Night – because few people now remember the Gunpowder Plot and why it’s important to hate the Pope. The new Pope we … Continue reading

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