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Amy Coney Barrett Can’t Read

Through a new technique, using deliberate anachronisms and false attributions, Menard (perhaps without trying to) has enriched the static, fledgling art of reading. Infinite in its possibilities, this technique prompts us to reread the Odyssey as if it came after the Aeneid and Madame Henri…

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Is It 1920, Again?

And what will your judge say? That this is your house. Your house and your children? What am I to you, Tom? What am I then in your house? Chattel?” (from Iron Jawed Angels)

What year is this? It’s 2020? Really? Are you sure? …

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The Amy Cooper Problem Is a White Problem

I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner, NYC, July 17, 2014
I can’t breathe.” George Floyd, Minneapolis, May 25, 2020

Look, I am not the first to write about this incident. And, with any luck, I will not be the last. Others (here on…

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The Necessity of Paper Ballots

On November 3, 2020, the citizens of the US will (presumably) hold another national election. COVID-19 notwithstanding, the local, state, and national trajectory has been toward electronic voting. So far, that has largely meant booths at polling stations that electronically tabulate and return results. Longer…

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The Face of God (What the Actual Hell, Ohio?, Part 5)

But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.”
Exodus, 33:20

On May 5, 2020, Republican state representative Nino Vitale announced that he would not be wearing a mask because his face…

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Gay Adoption
(Myths That Will Not #$%&@*# Go Away)

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they…

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No, Soy Will Not Turn You into a Girl
(Myths That Will Not #$%&@*# Go Away)

I, I don’t want tofu
I’d rather have a mouthful of beef stew
I don’t wanna be a vegetarian
Why eat beans when you can have steak instead?
(“Vegetarian Mumbo Jumbo,” NOFX)

Some myths…

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