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by | Mar 12, 2019

Crazy times give rise to crazy notions; e.g., socialism’s the ticket for modern America. Well, you know — maybe not socialism of the sort that lighted V.I. Lenin’s cruel eyes. Certainly not socialism in a systematic way: each economic piston…

by | Mar 5, 2019

Hoping for a knockout blow to battered, bedraggled remnants of the Confederate army, the starched and ready ranks of… Hold on. If memory serves, the Civil War wound up at Appomattox Court House, with Lee’s surrender to Grant. Maybe not….

by | Feb 27, 2019

Did I hear correctly? The pope blew it? Called a global summit in Rome to deal with sexual abuse, then spoke mainly in generalities? Skimmed over the need for better means of policing abuse? Left out of his opening speech…

by | Feb 19, 2019

In case you hadn’t noticed, everything is in crisis these days. Race relations, the climate, male behavior, government shutdowns, immigration… Except that immigration, as crises go, was pretty small beer until President Trump swooped down last week with his proclamation…

by | Feb 12, 2019

The quest to make sense of America’s present political situation goes on… and on… and on… and… Oh, the heck (by which you know I mean something stronger) with it, inasmuch as what we see playing out before us —…

by | Feb 5, 2019

“Moral Authority.” Hmm. Who shoe-horned that notion into the national conversation? According to former Vice President Joe Biden, moral authority is the property that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam forfeited when a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook page came…

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