It's a big world, and somebody should make sense of it! Jim Hull, author of THE VAMPIRE IN FREE FALL, will take you on Adventures of the Mind, pointing out interesting stuff along the way from his unique perspective. Bring your curiosity, an open heart, and ideas of your own to share . . . and be sure to keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all times!

Ballot Box Blues

November 27, 2016

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I’m starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts. — Jake Flores What the hell is happening in the U.S.? Bitter anger between citizens, candidates nobody likes, garish negativity in the media. We’ve gotten so touchy with each other, it’s as easy to disrupt our harmony […]

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Trump and the Anti-Semites

November 20, 2016

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                                         Breitbart is the most pro-Israel site in the United States. — Steve Bannon An acquaintance wondered if Donald Trump’s choice for White House chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, was an anti-Semite. The acquaintance cited an editorial released […]

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Media vs. Trump

November 13, 2016

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The big story is the big cities trending blue (all over the country) and the smaller towns trending red. — Scott Sumner To the media, it was a stunning surprise. How on Earth could a tinhorn conservative boor like Donald Trump become president? After all, the polls clearly signaled a victory for the Democratic party’s […]

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Politics: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

November 6, 2016

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                                                        If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who’s been arrested. — Tom Wolfe CONSERVATIVES: Good things about American Conservatism Respect for […]

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Syria and The Great Filter

October 30, 2016

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One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right. — Thomas Sowell I once nearly made a bet with a friend that we’d suffer a terrible world war in the following ten years, a war that would kill nearly everyone. Then I thought: If I won, […]

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What Partisans Really Believe

October 23, 2016

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POLITICAL PARTISANS: CONSERVATIVE: “Other cultures are wonderful … on that side of the border.” LEFTIST: “I’m broke because … uh … rich people took my money! Yeah, that’s it.” LIBERTARIAN: “Do what you want. Just don’t spill it on my stuff.” SOCIALIST: “Corporations are monopolists! So let’s replace them with a government monopoly.” COMMUNIST: “From […]

Polarization, Part 2: Feeding the Monster

October 2, 2016

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When I look at voters, I see human beings at their hysterical, innumerate worst. When I look at politicians, I see mendacious, callous bullies. — Bryan Caplan The United States was founded, among other things, on a principle of basic respect toward our fellow citizens. Yet the political system has devolved to the point where […]