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Perfectly Normal Paranoia

Life can be just cold and brutal. At least it was in the late seventies up in Rochester, New York, in the deep of winter, grading high school essays on Hamlet’s issues with his mother or whatever. At least the … Continue reading

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Chronicling the Tiresome

The French call it a cri de cœur – literally, a cry from the heart. Somehow the expression slipped into English, used by pretentious folks when they want to be extremely precise about a unique moment, that outburst of protest … Continue reading

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Money Keeps Talking Louder

On Valentine’s Day, 2011, no one was thinking that Scott Walker had much of a chance to be our next president. That’s when the protests started – Walker, just elected for his first term as governor of Wisconsin, had surprised … Continue reading

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The Kind of Country We Want

Rude awakenings are useful. That is how we really learn. Nothing is what your thought it would be. Life slaps you in the face. What were you thinking? Snap out of it! You’re not going to be a famous jazz … Continue reading

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The Kansas Way

Never trust cultural critics, those who look at the sweep of history, and at the moment, and tell us all where this is all heading. The struggle of our times, after Hitler and Tojo were gone, was the epic battle … Continue reading

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What to Worry About

Here it is, the end of the first week in September, and Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with those ISIS folks, yet – he’s still working on it. In Estonia on NATO business, Obama’s message was mixed … Continue reading

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The Agony of Having It All

The Occupy Wall Street crowd, that introduced America to the concept of the One Percent who had it all, and want to keep it all, and use their vast wealth to make sure they keep it all, by buying the … Continue reading

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