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Reason: Don’t Destroy the Constitution To Fight Drag Queen Reading Hour

Steven Greenhut writing at Reason.com: The Sacramento public library featured a drag-queen story hour, in which men dressed as women read stories to children. It seems bizarre and agenda-driven, given that a stated goal was to provide kids with “glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models.” I’ve seen drag queens and glamorous isn’t the first […]

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11

Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity with the National Security Team, Wednesday, […]

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Why the American people still need newspapers

Ken Paulson, director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University and the founder of the 1 for All campaign for the First Amendment, in a guest column for The Tennessean: It’s important to acknowledge newspapers’ past, but also to express concern about their future. […] too many view this as a business […]

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Times: Shootings Spur Debate on Extremism and Guns, With Trump on Defense

Alexander Burns writing in the paper of record: The politics of American gun violence follow a predictable pattern in most cases: outraged calls for action from the left, somber gestures of sympathy from the right, a subdued presidential statement delivered from a prepared text — and then, in a matter of days or even hours, […]

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AP: Gay Marriage Ruling Already in Use in Other Cases

Interracial marriage still was illegal in 16 states in 1967 before the high court outlawed race-based state marriage bans. It is rather amazing — and shocking — to read accounts from the 50s and 60s regarding interracial marriage. What’s most shocking is the realization that the arguments used, and used effectively – for decades, by […]

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Independence Day, Rain and Neighbors…

Today’s forecast: 4-6 inches of rain over the next 24 hours! Say what you will, but over the last couple years I’ve come to love it when it rains on the 4th of July, and so does my homeowners insurance carrier (ba-doom-ching). That’s because the people who live on our cul-de-sac (and the neighboring streets, […]

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WSJ: NSA Monitoring Includes Three Major Phone Companies, as Well as Online Activity

Honestly, I don’t know why so many people are getting so upset about this. Let me rephrase that: I honestly don’t know why so many people are just now getting so upset about this! Unless you’ve been practicing willful ignorance — for political or other reasons — then you’ve known full well about (or at […]

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Cream always rises to the top: Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth

Recently in a fit of nostalgia — or maybe it was because I happened to catch David Lee Roth on Jay Mohr‘s podcast — I bought last year’s Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth. Plus, what the hell — I’ve already got the rest of the Van Halen catalog (and the David Lee Roth […]

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David Lee Roth: Always, at any given time, have a song that you’re listening to over and over again

Always at any given time have a song that you’re listening to over and over again. It can be brand new – it can be the latest Keisha single – it can be an old Stones song that you just rediscovered – hey, “Tumbling Dice” – I’ve been listening to it for the last two […]

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Roger Ebert: Self-help books are bullshit.

Simple wisdom from Roger Ebert in April 2010: Self-help books are bullshit. Read a good book. That’ll help you. Indeed.

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