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God and Trump

It was just another day in American politics where nothing much changed, as in Sanders, Trump easily win West Virginia primary; Trump picks up Nebraska too – as if it mattered. No one was running against Donald Trump in either … Continue reading

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The Man from the Cult of Success

Of course this one’s going to be an interesting election – you knew that. Obama will be urging fairness and everyone playing by the same rules, and everyone, with no exceptions, pitching in for the common good. And Romney will … Continue reading

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The Odd Uses of Religion

Those of us who don’t find religion that compelling can still find it fascinating. People believe all sorts of things, and tell you that you should too. That’s kind of fun, in an anthropological way. For example, back in the … Continue reading

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She Stoops to Conquer

Maybe it’s that old if-you-have-to-ask thing. If you have to ask you’ll never know – you’re hopeless, as with Louis Armstrong smiling and saying that if you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know. The hip, the aware, … Continue reading

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