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Politics

Given the current rather bizarre state of politics in my country (“current” meaning any day of any year), it seems like a good time for this: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, … Continue reading

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What the Academy Awards are Really About

The Academy Awards exist to sell tickets, particularly for Hollywood movies. Which is why American studios and American movie stars dominate the event. There’s nothing particularly evil about that; every industry promotes itself. Movies cost megabucks to make, after all, … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

In the winter of 1987 an eagle managed to fly all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland to the United States, where it arrived sick and exhausted. If this were to happen today, the Trump administration would immediately … Continue reading

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Shutdown!

Source of quote unknown. The U. S. is on the verge of its longest government shutdown in history (due, as always, to an impasse over spending). Meanwhile, Congress and the current administration are vying to see who can win The … Continue reading

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Stubbornness

Stubbornness is the trademark of contemporary culture. It seems that no one can be wrong anymore, or, God forbid, compromise on anything. Is stubbornness bad, then? Well, at its core, it’s simply a refusal to give up. And when it … Continue reading

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Opinions!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Some things never change.

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Politicians

Politicians are, almost by definition, egocentric. This has nothing to do with party affiliation or agenda. Vision and strength of character are a rare combination–but not unheard of. The best we can hope for is that the leaders we choose … Continue reading

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