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Ed Morrow
by | Sep 17, 2019

People take the game Monopoly™ seriously. How seriously? Back in 1991, in Pennsylvania, Michael J. Klucznik and Marc J. P. Cienkowski got together with some friends to drink a bit and play the game in Cienkowski’s basement rec room. The…

by | Aug 20, 2019

Some stories are retold over and over in new renditions. Romeo and Juliet, set in New York City with gangs, becomes West Side Story. The Tempest on an alien world with a robot for Caliban is Forbidden Planet (1956). It’s a Wonderful…

by | Aug 14, 2019

Rosanna Arquette is an actress best known for playing the lead in Desperately Seeking Susan, a 1985 film in which Madonna played Susan, a young woman enjoying a riotous bohemian life. Madonna has since “stayed in character,” earning a fortune…

by | Aug 9, 2019

Ahab had his white whale. Wile E. Coyote has his Road Runner. Charlie Brown had the football that Lucy wouldn’t let him kick, and a lot of other things that made him exclaim “Rats!” And columnist David French has the…

by | Jul 27, 2019

They chanted “Send her back” with Ilhan Omar in mind, and because President Donald Trump didn’t stop the excited audience at his rally fast enough, he and every Trump supporter is a racist Nazi. The media told us so, and…

by | Jul 20, 2019

Tinsel Town is worried about American jingoism. In First Man, a 2018 movie about Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the moon, Hollywood has expurgated the planting of the American flag. That image, witnessed by about 15 percent…

by | May 24, 2019

I grew up in the small town of Lunenburg in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. It was back when there were more cows than people in what was then primarily an agricultural state and when those people were predominantly Republican….

by | May 3, 2019

In a National Review column titled “Biden Is Well-Positioned to Offer Chaos-Weary Voters a Rest,” George Will welcomed the entry of former-Vice President Joe “Huggy-Sniffy” Biden into the peculiar pack pursuing the Democratic presidential nomination. Will notes some of the proposals made…

by | Apr 25, 2019

I remember listening to Kate Smith with my parents. I think it was on the Ed Sullivan show. You could tell, even with our TV’s tinny speaker, that her fulsome voice could reach the far seats of the largest venue…

by | Apr 3, 2019

Maureen Dowd thinks President Donald Trump is smug. In a recent column for the New York Times, she described his rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan as “the night for Smugness Maximus.” Trump does brag and get boisterous at these events. He…

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