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Twitter Needs To End

Yikes, a reader writes:   I have never warmed to Twitter. The premise of an artificially restrictive “platform” for communicating that allows you only a few dozen letters to complete … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fears of freedom in the Great Again

My uncle read this recently, and sent me a note: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/opinion/sunday/millennials-freedom-fear.htmlet “Let me tell you about freedom. It is not a ‘thing’, like Uggs or a new laptop. Freedom is … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Debate #1: Winning On Points was Not Enough

What is disturbing about the current presidential campaign season is not that Donald Trump has succeeded with his asinine incompetence and little conception of his utter unsuitability for being president … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit! – or – Cutting Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face

This just in: “In voting to leave the E.U., it is vital to stress that there is now no need for haste.” –Boris Johnson Two days after Britain voted to … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Trump is Winning, So Far.

To me, there is one very obvious reason for why Donald Trump has continued to win in the Republican Primaries. People are sick and tired of the doorknobs who are … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Witch Is Dead

Antonin Scalia died yesterday and it is a shock. It is a tragedy for his family and a sad thing in general, when a person of stature well-deserved passes away. … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Buckley vs. Douthat — Intellectual vs. Intellectualist

This post will resonate mainly with those who are avid readers of the New York Times and, perhaps, with those who encounter the columns of Ross Douthat in that newspaper. … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sony, “The Interview”, and Civility — Mistaking Impertinence for Virtue

There’s rather a lot of self-importance being displayed by all of the people that Frank Bruni mentions this week in his column, who are “sanitizing” their on-line correspondence because Sony Pictures got hacked. “If … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Something About Hillary

In response to the earnest Frank Bruni this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-hillary-2-0-would-be-hillary-xx.html It is fallacious to look at Mrs. Clinton as a woman who has scaled heights unknown to other women in America … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ottawa: October 22, 2014

Living in Canada means something very different today than it did before yesterday morning. Not only do I live in Canada, but I live in Ottawa, where yesterday – on … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Knight of Nyet

Even more fascinating as a study in delusion than Vladimir Putin’s quest to recreate the power and glory of the Soviet Union, is his Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, the “Knight … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flowers from Kiev (reconsidered)

There is unnerving power in these photographs. These photographs by Anastasia Taylor-Lind were published in June in the New York Times. They are simple portraits of some of the protesters from February who participated in … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vladimir, Part 2

Not Your Grandfather’s Smart Phone How is the game different today? I would submit that America and Europe have been better at what seems to be squarely within the blind … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vladimir, Part 1

“Russian forces skillfully employed 21st-century tactics that combined cyberwarfare, an energetic information campaign and the use of highly trained special operation troops in its annexation of Crimea.” – New York … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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