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A Tale of Two Speeches

It was the worst of speeches, it was the best of speeches. It was a speech of foolishness, it was a speech of wisdom. It was a speech of incredulity, it was a speech of belief. It was a speech of darkness, it was a speech of light. It was a speech of rage and […]

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Write your own play!

The thought that it is long dead white men who have written famous works or founded our country, for some, leads to the question why their work should be relevant to us today. Perhaps thinking about that question Lin Manuel Miranda, inspired by a biography of Alexander Hamilton that he read, decided to create a […]

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What does the left really want?

It is not norms that the left wants to return to. It is not decency. It is not fewer bad tweets. It is not white supremacists the left fears as they so often posit as the worst danger we face. It is not Nazi behavior of Trump and his followers that we must stop. It […]

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Propaganda vs. Reality

One man’s reality is another’s propaganda and vice versa. Many decades ago, there was a marvelous series on TV where Benjamin Dunlap, a movie lover and intellect, wanted to pass on his own experience. He had watched certain films over and over, and saw details that would escape those who only watched those films once. […]

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We Can Make Choices

Introduction Many decades ago I read an essay by Ayn Rand called Apollo vs. Dionysus. She used two events to compare possible choices we can make for our lives. Dionysus is the god of wine and celebration and lack of responsibility. Apollo is described as the god who made mortals aware of their own guilt. […]

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Roe is Overturned And the Left Thinks It’s the end of the World

In the past I have written about how one argues with a liberal. The liberal says, “Well, what about this?” You answer factually. You get, “I don’t want to talk about it” — ignoring the fact that he was the one who brought it up. Or, “Where did you hear that? I never heard that” […]

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The January Sixth Committee

I did not watch all of the hearings. But I did see a lot of them and saw many of what those on the Committee would consider the “highlights”. First some observations: Not once has the Committee played the part of Trump’s comments to his supporters that we will now march to the Capitol to […]

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Everything Is Coriolanus – Part Two

In part 1, I explained why I love the play Coriolanus. Most Shakespeareans love Julius Caesar. Coriolanus is the play for me. Why? Because everything you want to know about politics is in this play. This is Shakespeare’s political Coriolanus: The country of Corioli is under siege, not for the first time. As usual they […]

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Coriolanus Deconstructed

My favorite Shakespeare play has so many plots, points of view, and parts, it would take a book sized paper to do it justice. Harold Bloom wrote a thick book on Shakespeare. Yet for this play he gave only a dismissive couple of pages. He got it all wrong. There are many things Bloom got […]

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A letter to Senator Ben Sasse

Dear Senator Sasse, As you can see I am not one of your Nebraska constituents. I am one of your American constituents. I don’t have any understanding of what you are on about when you speak of Trump and your problems with him or our “hero” worship of him. Do the country a favor, please […]

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