Tag Archive: Republican

May 15 2017

The one where I bend my own rules

I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma. The Wizard to the Scarecrow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Children’s author, L. Frank Baum was born on this day in 1856 (died 1919). This is not a treatise on the state of American education. Then again, maybe it is. It’s …

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Feb 10 2017

Reagan Week: Not Bad at All

And that’s about all I have to say tonight, except for one thing. The past few days when I’ve been at that window upstairs, I’ve thought a bit of the ‘shining city upon a hill.’ The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important …

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