Monthly Archives: April 2011

Happy Easter!

The promise of the Resurrection means more to me now than it once did, and I hope the day brings you as much joy as it does me. Rejoice, relax, and return on Monday!

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Wesley Mouch, Call Your Office

In the past, when I’ve expressed concern about what I see as the totalitarian impulse of the bureaucratic Leviathan, I’ve been accused of overreaction. On the other hand, folks like the National Labor Relations Board make me wonder if I’m … Continue reading

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In Which Grading Papers Begins to Take a Toll…

I encountered the following sentence in a paper about Walt Whitman: Doctors later found that Whitman’s lungs had shrunk to an eighth of its normal size due to bronchial pneumonia. My comment? “That should be ‘their normal size.’ Lungs is … Continue reading

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How Twigs Get Bent: Conversion Narratives

Over at Ace’s place, a thread started yesterday on the topic of why/how various readers became conservative. As I said yesterday in the comments on the train thread, I tend to see myself as a libertarian rather than a conservative, … Continue reading

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Train In Vain

As the President goes on with his campaign to Pawn Win the Future, one of his Big Ideas to carry us boldly forward into the 1940s is passenger rail travel. He has stated his goal of giving 80% of Americans … Continue reading

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News From an Alma Mater

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that two patrons of the University of Kentucky’s main library were stabbed in the feet by an unknown assailant: An alert issued Wednesday evening by the university states that UK Police are investigating two incidents that … Continue reading

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Remember the Babbling Twins?

Of course you do — they were diaper-filling kings of all media a week or two ago: There was much babbling from the media and mere mortals alike that we were seeing some sort of idioglossia in action — that … Continue reading

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