A Quick Note On The Election

I wrote this earlier and decided to let it sit for a while since I was a bit miffed when I wrote it – it started as a Facebook 2-liner that took on a life of its own, a classic sign of writing with rustled jimmies. Then later this evening I read another post just…

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The Bad Kind Of Four-Way

Over the weekend, Bill Kristol teased about an independent conservative presidential candidate ready to enter the race, one that probably hews much closer to mainstream Republican policy than Trump, or at least what was mainstream Republican policy. It’s not the first time he’s hinted about an independent from the right to represent Republicans who haven’t lost…

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A Hysterical Scold’s Guide To Muslim Indoctrination

While the rest of my generation seems to be engaged in a collective SQUEEEEE over the new Star Wars film, I’m at home banging away on the ol’ laptop. Putting together letters to form words that make phrases which grow up to be sentences and go out into the world to express ideas is not…

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The Trump Effect

Great. Another person on the Internet with an opinion on Donald Trump. Just what you wanted to read, right? On the off chance you actually do want to read my opinion on Trump, it’s in this footnote. But more insightful writers from across the political and cultural spectrum have produced reams of opinion pieces on…

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Paris, Refugees, & Despondence: Fear At Work

Just a week since the Paris attacks, we’ve hit that point in the discussion totality where pretty much all the points have been made; over and over again, with and without ALL CAPS, on social & mainstream media, and in those ubiquitous pictures with a caption in Impact that have reached a motivational poster level of…

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