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Lamenting Lost Liberty, Lame Candidates, and Lunacy on the Left and Right

(Last modified on 27 May 2020) [1] Pandemic-excused infringements of liberty and a looming presidential election with typically nauseating major-party offerings have focused much of my attention on political matters lately. Fox News remains the Trumpian news network, of late … Continue reading

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Dark-World Animadversions and Other Remarks

(Last modified on 28 May 2020) [0] A new prompted letter and some delayed-release items related to the use and meaning of certain terms follow. Also, like the last post and the post before that, this one includes materials dating … Continue reading

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Akashic Records Prompt Letters

(Last modified on 7 April 2020) Since most things that occur to me, and to most people, do turn out to have occurred to someone else before (Ecclesiastes 1:9), I fear I must credit this and all my posts to … Continue reading

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Some Matters of Usage

(Last modified on 21 March 2020) Some random commentary and other updates follow. Rather than cram all new updates and commentary into a single post, I’ll spread the latest updates over a few posts. I began preparing this post back … Continue reading

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Random Topics Prompt Letters

I’ve continued to enjoy my new letters-to-the-editor hobby, though none of the letters I sent this past week has made it into print. (Nor has any of them shown up on the paper’s Web site, assuming the site’s search function … Continue reading

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Representative Democracy ≠ Republic

(Last modified on 4 February 2019) The United States was not founded as just a “representative democracy,” nor is “representative democracy” a synonym for “republic.” The point of the American Republic established by the U.S. Constitution is that free and … Continue reading

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Erratum: Trampling on TULIP

(Last modified on 10 February 2019) This is my first entry in the new errata category, which in all likelihood will one day be the category with the most posts. Entries in the category will note instances where I have … Continue reading

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Good Motives, Middling Result: Hambrick’s Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

(Last modified on 8 August 2017) Image: Pious Eye (David M. Hodges) modification and combination of images showing support of and opposition to homosexuality, acquired through Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons licenses permitting adaptation. Source images are as follows: (1) … Continue reading

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