Category Archives: Politics

I Want a Do-Over

I don’t have all that many opportunities to be truly ashamed of myself these days, so I guess I should savor this one. Continue reading

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Data Points

We just got back from Canada, where I did a little survey about health care. I asked anyone who’d talk to me about the Canadian system, and what they think about the current US kerfuffle about reform. This was not … Continue reading

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Gatesgate

Here are some things I think about the Gates incident: Prof. Gates should not have been arrested. Prof. Gates should not have berated the (eventually) arresting officer, Sgt. Crowley. After a long flight from China to Newark, Prof. Gates was … Continue reading

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Crap

I’ve got the fricking flu, or *a* fricking flue, or something, so I’m feeling pretty goddamned cranky about everything, which is really the perfect time to write something public on the Internet. Let’s just do a list of complaints. Or … Continue reading

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Thought Experiment

Imagine you live in a town whose elementary school districts look like this: Festivebrook, Whisk, Carrington, Pudding, Buttress, and Archer are elementary schools. Now imagine that a state mental hospital, located in sub-area X within the Archer district (and colored … Continue reading

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How Can We Miss You If You Don’t Stay Away?

Looks like the friendly folks at Westboro Baptist Church are coming back to picket Lexington High School in March to give us a little more of God’s love. Well, to the degree that ol’ Goddy’s love is all about how … Continue reading

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There’s a First Time for Everything

One of our core competencies here at the Crunchy is giving the US President a hard time. Not that the US President has any idea I’m giving him a hard time, so maybe it’s more accurate to say that one … Continue reading

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The American Idea

In the wake of California’s Proposition 8, which took back the right to marry from gay couples in that state, I’m struck by the irony of the “family values” crowd clothing themselves in what they think are patriotic garments. We … Continue reading

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Tail, Dog. Dog, Tail.

Have you been listening to the political pundits lately? They’re all doing back flips to explain what last week’s election means to America. Conservatism is dead. The GOP is obsolete. It’s a cultural realignment that could last for a generation. … Continue reading

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As you’d expect, I’m tremendously pleased with yesterday’s results. I haven’t felt this good about American politics…well…ever. I thought Obama’s speech last night was amazing, and McCain’s was truly impressive as well. Here’s what else occurs to me: The record … Continue reading

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