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by | Jul 27, 2009

I could tell Uncle Pundit was on one of his “make things right again” kicks. “Doesn’t have to be everywhere,” he was saying. “Not in rough neighborhoods, Southeast D.C. for example. But in University towns like Princeton and Cambridge. Police…

by | Jul 20, 2009

NASA, and Neil Armstrong himself, have at last given up trying to gloss over the most famous flub of a line yet uttered by man. As he stepped on the moon from the LEM forty years ago, Armstrong said, with…

by | Jul 20, 2009

They quote President Lyndon Johnson as saying: “If I’ve lost Cronkite. I’ve lost Middle America.” He was referring to the time in 1968 when CBS’s anchorman Walter Cronkite dropped all pretense at objectivity and declared the Vietnam War to be…

by | Jul 14, 2009

They say five thousand Nashvillians turned out to moan and mourn the passing of Steve McNair, encouraged perhaps by the headline on the Washington Post front page tease as “the city in which Steve McNair achieved stardom.” The tease adds…

by | Jul 8, 2009

Two weeks from now, Virginia plans to close 18 “rest stops” along its highways — a measure somebody figures will save the cash-shy state some $9 million a year. A lot of toilet paper, and a lot of torture for…

by | Jul 2, 2009

I have a T-shirt emblazoned in large letters on the front, “It Can’t Be Done,” which I have found to be the watchword of our new century. It didn’t come easily. I was wearing it one day while waiting for…

by | Jun 24, 2009

At least we know now that the Appalachian Trail is afterall safe for unaccompanied women.

by | Jun 23, 2009

So, the U. S. Open Water is completed, finished midday Monday when those few still gainfully employed were back at work. Too bad, because the final moments were monuments to duffers, those who like golf but find the affection is…

by | Jun 18, 2009

What no one says, or dares say, is that the vast overweening government “regulators” are being invented because of one trait — the American propensity for dishonesty, be it banker, broker, mortgager, or the recipient of any of their ministrations….

by | May 27, 2009

“Careful, Ray. You’ll high-center and bust the pan.” Thus my Uncle Charlie warned my Father during our fishing forays along two-track roads that wound off the highways of the West and into true trout waters. It was axiomatic: the worse…

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