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For reasons I attribute to God’s impeccable sense of humor, I am a Baptist with more than a few Catholic and Lutheran friends. Normally, when you get Catholics and Lutherans shoulder to shoulder, they fight wide-ranging wars where infidels are broken on the wheel and which end in a nice pot-luck and

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Though I am reckoned old in Internet years, I do not fear technology. I do not shake my 2400 baud modem at you youngsters with your WiFi and your Snapchat and your pants all sagging down because your smart phone is as big as a billboard. No, my millennial friends, I’m

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Opinion and CommentarySocial Media

So, yesterday, Twitter lit up brightly but briefly over this tweet from the New York Times. Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. http://t.co/7imMY9c2ph pic.twitter.com/oeOMt2qgmh — The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015 I congratulate the social media manager of the Times for getting a conversation going about

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Two stories jumped out at me from my RSS reader this morning. No, seriously, they literally leaped out of the monitor and attempted to claw their way past my eyelids, scurry up my optic nerves, and wrap themselves around my brain stem or some vital portion of my parietal lobe.

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Unlike many conservatives, I don’t have a visceral negative reaction to taxes. I figure taxes are the cost I pay to live in an ordered society. Unfortunately, we’re not getting what we pay for, are we? Instead of polite and professional police officers, we get shady grifters and trigger-happy bullies. Our

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When F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby 90 years ago this month, it flopped like LeBron James drawing contact in the paint. The book, now regarded as one of the finest (if not the finest) example of the Great American Novel, took too long to sell through its first print run and

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I’ve never lived in Florida, but I imagine it’s one heck of a place, judging from the many news stories where a “Florida man” does something utterly outrageous that either ends in his arrest or an extended stay in the hospital. You’ve seen the headlines, yes?

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Item 1: Back in the days of The Delivery, I invented a sidekick named Socky the Sock Puppet, Unofficial Spokespuppet of the White House. Hey, a sock puppet couldn’t do a worse job than guys like Jay Carney and whoever that other guys was. You know, the guy with the

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