Tag Archives: Gun Control

No Surprises Now

Donald Trump has been in office for two and a half years and there are no surprises. He wakes up before dawn, alone and angry, and rage-tweets. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve is an enemy of the state. Everyone … Continue reading

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Some Things Work Out

Life is full of disappointments. There are moments of triumph. Some things work out. Some things just don’t work out: Mike Hughes, a California man who is most known for his belief that the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee, … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Day

Setting aside the matter of that groundhog and his (or her) shadow, everyone knows that March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb – and April is the cruelest month, mixing memory and desire, unless it’s April … Continue reading

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That Conspiracy to Destroy Our Freedom

What’s going on in America right now isn’t just a culture war. It’s a war on the very concept of community, of a society that uses the institution we call government to offer certain basic protections to all its members. … Continue reading

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No Symbolic Victories Now

Some protests don’t work. On October 21, 1967, the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam announced that antiwar protesters would march past the Lincoln Memorial, across the Memorial Bridge all the way to the front steps of … Continue reading

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A Duty-Dance with Death

In 1945, the Allies’ Valentine’s Day gift to the German people was the firebombing of Dresden – four massive bombing raids between 13 and 15 February that destroyed that lovely old city. Dresden had no military value. Dresden had no strategic … Continue reading

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Staying In Your Lane

Everyone has a story. Everyone changes lanes. By 1981 it was time for a change – the first marriage had ended and teaching English at the prep school in Rochester, in the quiet upper left hand corner of New York, … Continue reading

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