The Truth About BDS

Bill Maher, smug, arrogant gadfly that he is, gets a lot of things wrong, but occasionally gets something right. Today’s installment of blind-squirrel/broken-clock has to do with the BDS movement. For those who aren’t familiar, BDS stands for...

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That Which Can Be Given

A recent conversation about organ donations reminded me of another, decades-old, conversation I had with a co-worker during a company blood drive. Apparently, he had donated regularly for many years. Then, if I recall correctly, a family was soon to undergo a...

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Tipper Trump

Movie naughtiness in the pre-MPAA era. “Jazz musicians,” code for black entertainers who smoked pot. Elvis Presley’s hips. Comic book salaciousness. The Beatles’ mop tops. Jim Morrison saying “get much higher” on Ed Sullivan....

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Either/Or Terrorism

We witness, yet again, the horror of innocents going about their daily routines murdered en masse by a piece of human garbage. Twice in one day, in El Paso and Dayton. The history of such events cautions us to take our time in our pursuit of understanding, to avoid...

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What Has Changed?

Two more mass shootings, and an entirely predictable spectrum of responses and proposed remedies from the usual sources. Politicians, both from the Rahm Emanuel angle and as a general rule, leap immediately to advance the solutions that fit their ideologies....

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Fascist Medicine

Much (deserved) shade was thrown at some of the Democratic Presidential candidates’ plans to institute a “Medicare for All” system that outlawed private insurance plans. I expect that someone got in their ears and told them a – that the...

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Alpha By Proxy

Playwright, auteur, and late-in-life conservative convert David Mamet referred to socialism as the abdication of responsibility. The resurgence of socialism in the American political landscape, itself born of the “childing” of age-of-majority youth via...

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The Tyranny of the List

One of my best friends keeps lists. Not lists of to-do things, like one might imagine (although it’s safe to assume he has those as well), but inventory lists, including one that tallies every movie he’s ever seen. I do such lists, and they include musical...

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Side-Stepping Equality

My recent post about Trump’s tweet aimed at the four freshmen congresswomen now dubbed ‘the squad’ began as a musing on the nature of equality and racism in our society today. As J.R.R. Tolkien commented, the “tale grew in the telling,”...

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Socialism and Justice

Half a century ago, President Lyndon Johnson decided that he would make the Democratic Party the champion of minorities and the oppressed. In doing so, he upended the party’s long history and broke with the segregationists in its ranks. He was successful, at...

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