What Putin Can Teach Trump About Dealing With Crictics

  Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, Joseph Stalin’s grandson, was a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin. He once said that Putin lacked brains. He was found dead yesterday on a Moscow street not far from his home. The reason for his death—he was 80—is not yet known. But here are some other critics of Putin who are now … More What Putin Can Teach Trump About Dealing With Crictics

The War on Christmas

} It’s as though the city is under siege. We have seen more than one would-be Xmas tree vendor hauled of in handcuffs. Happy Holiday goons forced a local store to take down a window display that slightly resembled a manger. Traditional Christmas drinks like eggnog are banned for the month of December, but our … More The War on Christmas

Quote of the Day

“Postmodernism, the school of “thought” that proclaimed ‘There are no truths, only interpretations’ has largely played itself out in absurdity, but it has left behind a generation of academics in the humanities disabled by their distrust of the very idea of truth and their disrespect for evidence, settling for “conversations” in which nobody is wrong … More Quote of the Day

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“Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth. The friends of totalitarianism in this country usually tend to argue that since absolute truth is not attainable, a big lie is no worse than a little lie. It … More Quote of the Day

Fairy Tales

Money can’t buy happiness. This is fairy tale that we tell ourselves to feel less envious of the rich and that the rich promote in order to feel safer. It’s true, of course, that happiness isn’t a commodity you can buy on Amazon. And it’s also true that rich can be quite miserable. But having … More Fairy Tales

Quote of the Day

“I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis.”* –Andy Puzder, presumptive President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary *I don’t think I’ve ever seen a burger in a bikini.

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“Problems in medicine do not mean that homeopathic sugar pills work; just because there are problems with aircraft design, that doesn’t mean that magic carpets really fly.” ― Ben Goldacre, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

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“EDIBLE, adj. Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.” ― Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary