Category Archives: politics

Night Thoughts About Aurora

Grim news from Colorado today: a dozen people killed and dozens more wounded by the proverbial lone gunman at a premiere of The Dark Knight Rises David Sirota suggests that the crime be declared as “terrorism”. His point is that … Continue reading

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So “That” Happened

Probably futile to fight against a sticky idea simply on the basis of its falsehood, but here goes. President Obama said something last week about success which was not only true, but obviously true. Then some people pulled themselves up … Continue reading

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Tosher

I hate it when people start a piece of writing with “According to Webster’s Dictionary” or similar cringes before the audience. But whenever I think of Daniel Tosh (which is seldom) I can’t help but think of the (British English) … Continue reading

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Hey, Kids! Let’s talk about BLOOD LIBEL!

Blood libel has been in the news lately because of its unfortunate use by Sarah Palin, apostle to the Mama Grizzlies. The unexpected benefit from this has been an outburst of history in news outlets that don’t normally contemplate the … Continue reading

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