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Baby Charlie

July 16, 2017

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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. — Woodrow Wilson As of this writing, Baby Charlie Gard struggles for life. Not yet a year old, Charlie suffers from a rare genetic disorder that disrupts the energy centers in his body’s cells. He stopped growing; his eyes […]

Covfefe

June 11, 2017

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In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. — Friedrich Nietzsche So there he stands inside the White House late one evening, President of the United States Donald Trump, typing out one of his patented short messages on the online service Twitter. His thumbs struggle to connect […]

The Search for Status by Bags of Goo

June 4, 2017

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We have developed a mania for regulating people. We forbid not only evil practices, but we are beginning to lay the restraining hand of law upon practices that are at the most of only doubtful character. — George Sutherland Established incumbents [in business] prefer regulations that take the form of predictable, upfront high fixed costs, […]

Smoking in the Cathedral

May 21, 2017

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[Trump] is not actually cutting back on the size of the state; he is doing something even more terrifying from the center-left point of view: he is ruining the mystery of the state, and thereby discrediting their holy institutions. — Jeffrey Tucker Has anyone noticed how porous the Trump White House has become? Every other […]

Stray Quippy

May 14, 2017

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It’s easy to tell that our old friend Quippy has something important to say: he’ll show up at The JimBlog’s editorial offices, commandeer a computer, and start typing away, talons clicking furiously. We don’t object, partly on account of those talons and partly because Quippy always has interesting and pithy things to say about life […]

Side Effects

May 7, 2017

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The best laid plans of mice and men / Gang aft agley. — Robert Burns You never know what’ll happen. You start one thing and that sets off something else you didn’t expect, and pretty soon you’re in a whole different situation. For instance, not long ago I had oral surgery and ended up with […]

A Fine Mess of Violence

April 23, 2017

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Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into. — Laurel and Hardy When I was a kid, Saturday mornings were for watching cartoons and goofball comedies. Merry Melodies, Looney Tunes, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges. And on primetime there was Huckleberry Hound and The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. These programs often relied on slapstick […]