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Making America Soviet

So now the book banners have come for Amanda Gorman. Well, poets are dangerous, aren’t they? Especially if they’re young, gifted and Black.

The lion in the corner

I do not trust any politician who flouts his or her presumed religious faith: hypocrites braying on street corners — not the way their presumed man-god instructed them: in the closet.

Willful ignorance

A fatuous front-page article on immigration in a recent edition of The New York Times shows the extent to which willful ignorance and kneejerk-ism have neutered our national mind.

All thumbs

There’s way too much thumb-sucking going on around here, and I am tired of it.

Why are fascists so unhappy?

Here is my Main Rule of Life: Never take advice from an unhappy person. Rule 1a is: Don’t vote for one either. Because what, exactly, are they so unhappy about? 

Not so easy after all 

“Writing is easy,” Mark Twain said. “All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” But if you don’t even know what a word means, how can you tell if it’s wrong?