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Respectable

During this year’s political campaign season, we’re going to be inundated with seemingly endless advertising about this or that politician’s respectability. We will once again be subjected to a peculiar form of narcissistic speech and behavior that has long been … Continue reading

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Americana

“There’s quite a crowd here today enjoying the pure Americana of the game.” I heard beloved, long time broadcast play-by-play announcer, Duane Kuiper say that during a lull in the second inning while announcing the Giants game the other day. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Loyalty

The ancient Roman historian Suetonius documented the fate of Julius Caesar. He wrote that the soothsayer Spurinna warned the ruler in mid-Februarius (February) that 30-days hence were to be perilous and that the danger would end on the Ides of … Continue reading

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Defamatory Intent

Law school libraries are filled with shelves of books regarding libel and slander.  The two main types of defamation have been debated and studied by legal experts and scholars. I cannot even begin to claim that I know the intricacies … Continue reading

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Learn From Lei Feng Day

For many years, one of my fascinations has been propaganda.  Whether it’s in the form of commercial advertising, news reports, or outright government communiques and visual art.  Some of the most blatant and striking has been generated by the various … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Cruelty

I awakened at 2:30 this morning fully alert and very troubled.  I had planned to sleep in much later, but my mind must have been processing the series of five videos I had watched an hour before bedtime, last night.  … Continue reading

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