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Jeremy Lott
Jeremy Lott is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan.
by | Jan 21, 2020

Fact checking is a tricky business. Some things are black and white and can be labeled as such. But that isn’t always the case. Let’s say that I write a story saying, “Ralph wore a black shirt to the meeting.”…

by | Jan 20, 2020

The middle of January was not a great time for Americans to have another national holiday. We’ve just had all the travel, expenses, calories, and alcohol of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day sandwiched into little over a month. The…

by | Jan 17, 2020

It’s important to clear the air about something here and now: I did not hold a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg in my home. That’s what you might think from the report from KIRO 7 (a Washington state-based network affiliate…

by | Jan 4, 2020

Alberta is often referred to as Canada’s Texas because of its cowboy culture and rich oil deposits. These are extracted from the tar sands near the city of Fort McMurray to the tune of about 3.5 million barrels a day….

by | Dec 19, 2019

Many, many people will be packing out movie theaters this weekend to take in the new Star Wars flick: The Rise of Skywalker. I will not be among them, and I think my reasons are shared by many. 1. They haven’t…

by | Dec 18, 2019

When I was growing up, Santa Claus was an inside joke that we all shared. Christmas Eve was at Grandma and Grandpa Lott’s house in Portland, Oregon. After dinner and so many sweets that the kids were spun up like…

by | Dec 13, 2019

Writing in my dad for president started out as a barbed joke. Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain seemed like acceptable candidates. Obama was a man of extreme politics and moderate temperament. McCain was a man with an extreme temper…

by | Nov 26, 2019

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians held a three-day harvest feast at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. This is usually called the first American Thanksgiving, and it sounds delicious. Here is what they feasted on, according to…

by | Nov 20, 2019

A Knight’s Tale is a fun movie, not a great one, but it has one undeniably great moment. The film takes its title from “The Knight’s Tale” in Canterbury Tales and features a penniless, ragged Geoffrey Chaucer as a character….

by | Nov 13, 2019

Michael Brendan Dougherty is the author of one of this year’s hot books, My Father Left Me Ireland. He was also, for a few years over a decade ago, my roommate. He was one of several people who came and…

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