Monthly Archives: April 2013

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wikipedia should be.

As Virginia Woolf is reputed to have said, “The reason women writers are not more widely read is because their friends don’t teach at Harvard.”  Apparently they don’t work at Wikipedia, either. According to a New York Times article by … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Politics*

Love your gun unconditionally.  Join the NRA. Love Grover Norquist unconditionally and sign his pledge not to raise taxes under any circumstances.  No matter how many people are out of work, homeless or sick. Love your country unconditionally and stick … Continue reading

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Welcome to “Democracy” – Where the Minority Rules

90% of Americans are in favor of expanded background checks on gun purchasers.  54% of the Senate voted in favor of the Manchin-Toomey Amendment 46% of the Senate voted against the Amendment Amendment defeated. When the next Newtown or Columbine … Continue reading

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Republican for a Day

Every time someone tells me that a simple flat income tax would be the fairest way to go, I sigh deeply and consider:  is this a discussion I need to have?  If it’s a stranger sharing his opinion, the answer … Continue reading

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