Tag Archives: Gay Rights

Republican Sex

Graduate school at Duke University in the early seventies was odd, because North Carolina is odd, but the Woodrow Wilson people were paying for it all and Duke had a major Swift scholar at the time. If you’re going to … 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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Back Home in Indiana

There are no kinder, more generous, more welcoming, more hospitable people in America than the people of Indiana, and there’s that song: Back home again in Indiana, And it seems that I can see The gleaming candle light, still shining … Continue reading

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Finally Establishing the Legal Right to Do Wrong

From January 21, 2009, through January 5, 2015, the always controversial Jan Brewer was governor of Arizona, and it was quite a ride. It was high drama, all the time, but she was born out here in Hollywood, so of … Continue reading

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Playing Fair

Americans are fair and open and generous. That’s what we tell ourselves, but when we declared our independence more than two hundred years ago we probably shouldn’t have started by declaring that all men are born equal, because that’s just … Continue reading

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Yelling STOP Never Did Work

The late William F. Buckley famously said that a conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling “Stop!” It’s just that he may not have meant that as a compliment, at least not entirely. Buckley may have been … Continue reading

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That Reagan Sunset

Nothing is random. That masthead photo at the top of the page, which has been up there since early March 2007, is not just a sunset, it’s a political sunset. It’s sunset on June 12, 2004, looking northwest from Mulholland … Continue reading

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