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Reframing the Debate

Today’s lightning bolt is an interview with George Lakoff in Salon. I hope you’ll read it, but I hope you’ll continue reading what I’m about to say before you jet off to Salon. The short version: The festering pile of … Continue reading

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Turn Left at Stop Sign

Some things are more important than selling books. I’ve been thinking out loud on this blog for some years now. Long-time readers (of whom there may be three or four) will have noticed that last year I repurposed the blog, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Taking a little break here from blogging about writing — the election this week has kind of thrown me for a loop, emotionally. Being a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-take-care-of-business kind of guy, I asked myself, “What can I actually do to maybe improve … Continue reading

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Shrill and Over the Hill

Okay, here’s a considered response to the Paglia interview in Salon. I agree with her assessment of Bernie Sanders, which is tucked away at the end of the piece. Other than that, it’s pretty much a farrago of nonsense by … Continue reading

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Cognitive Defects

In yet another of those annoying, pointless Facebook wrangles, I found myself stating that conservatives don’t know how to think. This concept requires a bit more explication than Facebook’s slim user interface can conveniently handle, so here we are. I … Continue reading

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Danger Signals

The parallels between Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s and the United States today are inexact, certainly, but they’re cause for concern. After World War I, Germany was a shambles. Unemployment was high, national morale low, the government ineffective. … Continue reading

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Talk About It

I’m very concerned about the growth of what I would call the radical right in American politics. (I’m pretty sure these folks don’t consider themselves the radical right. They most likely think they’re the mainstream.) One of my Facebook friends … Continue reading

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