Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Pathos of Arguments against an Assault Weapons Ban

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, we’re recycling our interminable debate on gun control, and I just want to point out how pathetic some of the arguments are against an assault weapons ban. This is no longer an argument … Continue reading

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Our Hypocrisy is not like Theirs, Part 18

Ronan Farrow, that intrepid reporter and clearly the son of Frank Sinatra (because he sure as hell doesn’t look like Woody Allen) was on the case again, doing a nice piece about how President Drumpf had had another affair, this … Continue reading

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I Don’t Even Care Anymore (Nothing Will Change)

On Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, there was another school shooting, this time at a high school in Parkland Florida, and I find myself just not caring anymore. It’s not anybody that I know, or anyplace that I’ve ever been. I … Continue reading

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I want to feel sorry for Julie Bonenfant of Detroit

I want to feel sorry for Julie Bonenfant of Detroit, but I can’t. Not really. She appeared in a story on NPR about payday lenders and how she had gotten screwed by one particular lender. The story was really about … Continue reading

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Congress is Finally Taking Up Immigration

It only took a mini-government shut down to force the issue, but Congress is finally taking up the immigration debate. They’re going to use Regular Order One wouldn’t think that this would be newsworthy, but they’re actually planning to use … Continue reading

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Our Hypocrisy is not Like Theirs (Part 17).

It’s a miracle, but the federal Congress actually managed to pass a two-year budget deal and President Drumpf actually managed to sign it. Of course, before that they needed to have a 5½ government shutdown between midnight on Thursday and … Continue reading

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