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by | Aug 13, 2019

So what if we did get Bernie Sanders, a proud democratic socialist, as president next year? Or say we got Elizabeth Warren — no socialist, perhaps, in the formal sense, but a lady given to the espousal of policies much…

by | Aug 6, 2019

When the tumult and the shouting have died from the pitch occasioned by the El Paso and Dayton massacres, there may be stillness enough, for a short time anyway, to accommodate a useful question. How come now? That would be…

by | Jul 30, 2019

Aha! A topic — and these don’t come easily these days — with Donald Trump nowhere near the center. Or maybe just the periphery. We’ll see. This one bears talking about, even so. The topic, superficially, is the international campaign…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Reality, I hate to report, is for losers — meaning people hesitant to make the world reflect their personal conceptions of perfection; likewise reluctant to insist that holdouts get with the program, fast. A common trope of political commentary pegs…

by | Jul 17, 2019

We have a president who dons fatigues and steel-toed boots whenever he enters a room full of politicians and media types, promptly takes an axe to the refreshment table, and then invites all in the assemblage to put up their…

by | Jul 9, 2019

Another “lightbulb moment,” you reckon? The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, switches sides in our great racial embroilments, casting out Thomas Jefferson as favorite son and making a holiday in honor of, forgive me, the Yankees, who overran the place in…

by | Jul 5, 2019

In a recent issue, High Country News (or HCN, a regional fortnightly newspaper published in Paonia, Colorado) Editor in Chief Brian Calvert penned a lead editorial decrying the presence on the southern border of “xenophobic” militia groups, especially one New…

by | Jul 4, 2019

I look at the ten-inch bolts I purchased. They are heavy, rust-resistant steel rods with a screw on one end and a square head on the other. I wonder if they are strong enough to hold the four-by-four-inch posts that…

by | Jul 2, 2019

As contrived for the apparent purpose of embarrassing Joe Biden, Kamala Harris’ handwringer over racial-balance busing duly titillated the media. Who could suppose there was anything wrong with shipping children miles from their homes to satisfy what a federal judge…

by | Jun 25, 2019

Ann Coulter predicted in December 2018 that Trump will be the last Republican president. Texas may well prove her right.  The Lone Star State is the gem of the Republican electoral map. It has a population of nearly 30 million…

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