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Cosmic Indifference

No one remembers the British humorist Jerome K. Jerome – few remember anyone who died in 1927, when dinosaurs roamed the earth – and he was a minor figure anyway. Oscar Wilde was a tough act to follow. No one … Continue reading

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The Odd Current Climate

Those of us who came of age in the sixties – the assassination of one Kennedy and the King “I Have a Dream” speech followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and … Continue reading

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Tribal Science

It could be that Mitt Romney didn’t lose the 2012 election because of his forty-seven percent comments – although claiming that nearly half the country was a bunch of hopeless losers, lazy moochers who have no sense of personal responsibility, … Continue reading

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Dark Sunday

Sometimes there’s just not much to say. You just watch. Things are what they are. The most recent Gallup national tracking poll shows Rick Santorum has opened up a six-point lead over Mitt Romney and on Sunday, February 19, Reuters (and all … Continue reading

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Watching the Flame-Out

Trying to get your party’s nomination to be the one who runs for president – against that evil awful person from the other party – can be demoralizing. Some candidacies don’t last long. Howard Dean was gone with one scream, … Continue reading

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Regarding What Sounds Good

Thursday, December 9, was going the be a bad day – the little quote generator – what they call a widget – on the Google home page coughed up this, like a cat coughing up a hairball – “Much of … Continue reading

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Blinded by Science

We knew it was going to be a rough ride when early on (in 2004) Ron Suskind quoted – as is generally agreed now – Karl Rove: The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the … Continue reading

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