Tag Archives: States' Rights

Courting Disaster

Okay, Ted Cruz trounced Donald Trump in Wisconsin, and Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton, so everything changed, or didn’t. In two weeks it’s New York and a few other states. In June, it’s California. By then Trump will have this … Continue reading

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In the Middle of Nowhere

The weekend’s big news came out of nowhere, or from a place in the middle of nowhere: A peaceful protest Saturday in support of an eastern Oregon ranching family facing jail time for arson was followed shortly afterward by an … Continue reading

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Marking Time

History hangs heavy in the air here in Hollywood, now that the smog is pretty much gone. We cleaned that up in the eighties, but there’s no cleaning up the curious past. Every corner has a story, and there’s the … Continue reading

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Getting a Rise Out of the South

If America didn’t have the South it would have to invent it. That’s where we get all our colorful characters. The North is dour and driven, full of important people doing important things, and those people never slow down. They’re … Continue reading

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The Evidence Piles Up

Some wag once said that the plural of anecdote is not data. That three teenage girls in Akron decided to shave their heads and wear giant black plastic bags to school every day means nothing much – it’s not a … Continue reading

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Assessing Toxicity

It’s a free country. You can express any political position you’d like, within certain limits. You cannot call for the violent overthrow of the government, or maybe you can. When Sharron Angle was running against Harry Reid out in Nevada … Continue reading

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Addicted to Resentment

It was too good to be true. A few weeks ago it seemed the Republicans were going to get their act together and we’d once again have two functioning political parties, each presenting policy suggestions based on clear principles, not … Continue reading

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