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Governor flap jaw

Over the years I have been exposed to politicians who don’t know when to shut up–windbags who are so full of themselves that they think everyone wants to be entertained by them.  I recall an interview I conducted as a  young reporter in Crookston, Minnesota.  Word leaked out that Hubert Humphrey was visiting the fair […]

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virtue signaling

Insanity unleashed: the plague of “wokeness!”

Why is it impossible to avoid holier than thou apostles wearing halos and continually pointing to their saintliness as symbols of “wokeness?”   The crowd has become a scourge to life.  As George Orwell wrote they’re  “like idiots staring over an asylum wall.”  Examples bombard us daily from all manner of sources.  One that arrived in […]

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Thomas Massie

Hurray for Thomas Massie!

It is long past the time when the political primadonnas in Washington have been called out for their antics.  Thomas Massie, the Kentucky congressman, did it  when he demanded members of the House of Representatives cast a recorded vote on the Coronavirus spending legislation.  The wailing that accompanied his call for a recorded vote sounded […]

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dresden-bombing

Perpetual war guilt?

When will the breast beating and hair pulling ever end?   This year for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the British Broadcasting Corp. issued a documentary it called “Germany–Justice and Memory.  The piece is advertised as an exploration of “how Germany has tried to come to terms with the legacy of […]

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the dandelion libertarian magazine

Rudolf Rocker: A Memorial

Dedicated to Rudolf Rocker and his great book Nationalism and Culturehttps://www.letterpressbookpublishing.com/product/the-dandelion-issue-14/ When Rudolf Rocker died in 1958, the world lost a remarkable historian and social critic, and a marvelous story teller. He stepped out of obscurity in the early 20th Century to become a leading figure in anarchist circles around the world, but with his […]

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Don’t mash your co-workers

Years ago I worked for a trade association whose boss was a recovering alcoholic who seemed to enjoy the art of smashing people.  Now, he didn’t always do it, but often enough to let each of us realize he was the top dog.  I think about him from time to time, but basically try to […]

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