Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

    This title is the same as that of an essay written by the noted historian and political scientist Richard Hofstadter and published in Harper’s Magazine in 1964. That essay, based on a longer piece, is iconic and has been quoted and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

    My mother passed from this life into eternity 14 years ago—on 1/23/00 to be exact. I knew the precise moment when she passed. I sensed a fluttering of wings around my head and in five minutes the hospital called.  She had made it into … Continue reading

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The Bible Police

    Every breath you take; every bond you break; every step you take; every move you make; they’ll be watchin’ you.  What about literal do you not understand? Can you say, “Orthodoxy?” Can you spell Pharisee?     For the past … Continue reading

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