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That Iowa Tribe

The past isn’t even past. Back in Pittsburgh, in the early sixties, those of us at North Hills High wanted our football team to beat the crap out of the guys from Penn Hills High – our arch rivals – … Continue reading

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Positioning by Posturing

The next year and a half is going to be painful. We elect another president in 2016 – in November, late in the year. Everyone knows what’s coming. Between now and then the news will be full of politicians trying … Continue reading

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Knowing a Few Things

It’s better to know things than not know things. That’s why parents want the children to get a good education, even if there will always be some dispute about what a “good” education is – and a lot of dispute … Continue reading

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Shifting Into Reverse

As the 2012 Republican primary process lurched to its sad conclusion – after the caucuses and twenty surreal debates, along with the scattered state primaries – it became clear that Obama would face Mitt Romney, which was fine with the … Continue reading

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The American Game

It may be that the lost America that everyone on the right longs for still exists down there in Texas, where they still take high school football seriously – even if no one else does. For everyone else it’s more … 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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Something in the Air

Manhattan realtors call the area Clinton but it used to be called Hell’s Kitchen – from the late nineteenth century until a decade or so ago a rather rough place, west of Sixth from Thirty-Fourth up to Fifty-Ninth, not that … Continue reading

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