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Tragedy

OSCAR WILDE: “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.”

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP), August 1, 2004: “A small cruise ship catering to eco-tourists was seriously damaged after running aground in the Aleutian Islands. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Corr said about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from the ruptured tank, as was some waste water…”

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Economy & Business

The Compulsory Society

Vox may still be keeping up its risible just-the-facts posturing, but it is tendentious to the point of dishonesty: “Colorado baker who refused to serve gay couple now wants to refuse to serve transgender person,” it says. That is not true, of course. (But everybody knows that.) Phillips serves ... Read More
World

Was the Pre-Trump World Normal or Abnormal?

Much of the controversy that surrounds the policies of Donald Trump can be explained as a reaction to the past. He was either clumsily disrupting the sacrosanct or trying to resurrect what was lost. In other words, what you feel about Trump is inseparable from what you think of the world before Trump. Was ... Read More