Tag Archives: Jim Bunning

The War of the New Narratives

Many, many years ago, back in the seventies, it was teaching English at that prep school in upstate New York. It paid the bills (sort of) and the kids were fine (pretty much). But there was the school’s curriculum – … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Sufficiently Despised

There is the curious case of Jim Bunning. He is the Hall of Fame pitcher turned conservative Republican senator, from Kentucky, who, on a Friday night in late February, singlehandedly blocked a temporary extension of unemployment benefits to those out … Continue reading

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That Unsatisfactory Second Act

There are no second acts in American lives. At least that is what F. Scott Fitzgerald said. And he was at a loss at the end, living out his last days just down the street here on North Laurel Avenue … Continue reading

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