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Adherent to the cowboy way, eschewer of four-letter words and dental care, founder of the hippie movement, and failed prospector, Gabby Hayes can be counted upon to point and say, "They went thataway," and to develop plans to cut them off at the pass.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 7, 2009 Oil Shale's Time Has Not Come
With oil rising in price again, we will soon be seeing more people agitating to access oil shale and tar sands as sources for petroleum. How will you respond to these true-believers? Here are a few lines of argument that might help.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Whose Boozle?
The New Yorker cover still raises hackles, and that's a good thing.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 18, 2008 When the Leaving Is Good
A republican invited to participate in the system is a hijacker engaged in coopting the system. I have little hope for a coalition government.
SHARE Saturday, May 31, 2008 Ark Hive
An appreciation for those scurrying to find room in the stacks for additional stacks of stacks.
SHARE Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Why I Am a Liberal (for Eric Alterman)
It's difficult to think of another way to be, if one is religious or if one is rational. I've enumerated these endlessly in chatrooms, but never in paragraph form.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 27, 2008 Inverted Lapel Pins As Distress Signal
One day a person from Code Pink sent me an email suggesting that we should wear flag lapel pins upside down to symbolize the peril that our country is in.
That set into motion the following brief essay:
One day we will all live in pits under the ground, the whine of prairie winds will be an alien sound as we go about our subterranean tunnels. When we die, they will leave our bodies aboveground and tell frightening stories
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Ralph's Nadir
What troubles me about Ralph Nader's argument that he had no effect on the 2000 and 2004 elections is that if an industry spokesman presented to Nader arguments as thin as the ones he uses to justify his presence in the race, he would shred those arguments to molecules.