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Everything Connected

Everything’s connected. Environmentalists say that. Don’t wipe out this obscure species or that – that dung beetle has a useful function. Possums eat ticks. Everything is interlocked. Don’t upset nature’s balance – and drive a bit less, or drive something … Continue reading

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Regarding Claims of Genius

Jerry Lewis finally died in 2017 – the famous comedian who had become a national embarrassment. His broad and crude and very loud slapstick routines from the fifties didn’t age well. Over time they seemed more like assault, in the … Continue reading

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Infinite Improbability

Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a big thing in the late seventies, a BBC Radio 4 series that Adams then turned into a novel, then a series of novels, and finally a 2005 feature film – Helen … Continue reading

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About the Basics of Governing

Things didn’t work out. Republicans finally had control of the House and the Senate and the White House, but they couldn’t repeal Obamacare even when they set up that vote under the “reconciliation” rule in the Senate that meant they’d … Continue reading

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An Alabama After-Action Report

The military does after-action reports, a boring bureaucratic task after everything is all over – what went wrong, what went right, what were the lessons learned. Men of action find this tedious. Fight the next battle. All battles are different … Continue reading

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Stars Falling On Alabama Last Night

Breaking news shouldn’t break late in the evening. There will be more to say in the morning, but something was up. Some wag at the jazz station out of Long Beach was playing Stars Fell on Alabama – a sappy … Continue reading

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The Deconstruction Begins

Donald Trump did change things. Now everything moves too fast. What happened recently seems like years ago – Charlottesville and Trump’s angry and defiant defense of the “fine people” who marched alongside the torch-bearing white nationalists, shouting about how Jews … Continue reading

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