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Our Fungible Widgets

“Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.” ~ Ronald Reagan That was from another time. Ronald Reagan had been saying such things since the late fifties as he made his move from Hollywood into politics, and then when he … Continue reading

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Inevitable Avoidable Trouble

This was the weekend that the nation broke in two, or not quite two: Protesters gathered in several states across the country Saturday to demand an end to stay-at-home orders that were put in place to stop the spread of … Continue reading

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Expect a Miracle

Everyone knew what we were getting into long ago: On 19 July 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared at Sun City’s Magnolia Hall in South Carolina to deliver a noontime speech. The event was an otherwise unremarkable campaign stop, … Continue reading

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No Getting Over This

There are no turning points. Those of us who are old now can’t pinpoint when that happened. There’s no one day when one suddenly turns old. That just happens. But in public life there are turning points where everything changes … Continue reading

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Increasing Levels of Pain

Some things are too painful to watch – Pittsburgh Pirate baseball games – most Tom Cruise movies – and now, presidential news conferences. Donald Trump is angry. He’s making less sense every day, and getting angrier as he senses that … Continue reading

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America the Merciless

Things are always a bit strange in Texas. Those folks don’t give a good God-damned about what any of the rest of us think. And things are big in Texas. Everything is big in Texas. And religion is big in … Continue reading

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The Parade Moves On

Valentine’s Day is over – this year the day the president just gave up and accepted the fact that Congress wasn’t going to appropriate any money for any big wall to show Mexico a thing or two, or whatever he … Continue reading

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