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Though I wish to preserve anonymity, here's a bit of general bio. PhD, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison (the Berkeley of the Midwest). (I figure that there are now enough people running around with this degree that only professional sleuths will find this clue sufficient for learning my identity.) Currently Professor of Philosophy at Whatsamatta U (Bullwinkle's alma mater). Before 2008 I thought of myself as politically moderate--perhaps a bit to the right of center--and maintained a studied political apathy. It took the Obama administration to wake me from my apolitical slumbers. I have grown more conservative, active and vocal since the current ship of fools was christened and set sail.

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    The National Anthem in Minor Key

    National Anthem in Minor Key This is hauntingly beautiful, I think. A colleague observed that it evokes a “sense of loss.” I agree.  This version should be sung at ball games and other events as we remember the America that once was and that might have been.  Perhaps we should sing it for the funeral of each member of the fast-dwindling Greatest Generation, as we | Read More »

    Snappy Answers to Five Common but Stupid Pro-Abortion Arguments

    Snappy Answers to Five Common but Stupid Pro-Abortion Arguments 1. “Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one!” “Don’t like slavery? Don’t keep slaves!” “Don’t like child molestation? Don’t molest children!” This bumper sticker argument utterly fails to acknowledge the full implications of the pro-life position, which is that abortion kills human beings. And so it treats opposition to abortion in the way that one might treat | Read More »

    Talking Turkey About Obamacare

    Those lovable lunks who brought us Obamacare and healthcare.gov have another small favor to ask: As ye gather in thankfulness, encourage ye one another to sign up for Obamacare.  A new website, Health Care for the Holidays, encourages holiday celebrants to ‘have the talk,’ and we are even provided a script of sorts for doing so. Never mind that the title of the site is | Read More »

    ‘Crazy People’ and Obamacare

    The New York Times  reports that an ad campaign aimed at funneling Millennials into Obamacare appeals to imagined motherly advice:  ”Son, you need to buy health insurance.”  Some of the ads are sponsored by the AARP.  It is fitting that the AARP should be behind such ads.  After all, if young, healthy people do not sign up in droves, then we old, sick people will | Read More »