MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL




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All aboard for Lemmingville

Now that the two conventions are out of the way and we are headed hard and fast toward election day — or, in Donald Trump’s case, limping — both parties, and in American politics in general, really…


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The gathering storm

Anyone trying to figure out how Donald Trump became the presumptive presidential nominee of one of the two most powerful parties in the United States, itself the most powerful nation in the world, would have had…



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Clinton can’t shake off the ‘damn emails’

Although Sen. Bernie Sanders proclaimed back in November 2015 that America was “sick and tired of hearing about (Hillary Clinton’s) damn emails,” we’re going to have to continue hearing about them, I’m afraid, as the…




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Indomitable spirit: A note on Prince

A conversation just before the Super Bow XLI halftime show: Bruce Rodgers, Super Bowl production designer: We’re in this truck sitting behind Don Mischer. I remember Don said, “Put me on the phone with Prince.” Don…