Magical Thinking

Reading Time: 5 minutesYou might wonder why I’m thinking about magic so much. What if you let yourself think about magic for a moment? Your mind can make all kinds of connections. It’s as if your mind takes you on a journey inside when you think about magic. When you hear “magic,” you instantly feel like a kid, …

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Magic Letter

Reading Time: 3 minutesJust pretend that this letter is sort of magic. You don’t have to be aware of how it’s magic. Just pretend that you’re reading a magic letter. In a moment you’ll find out how it works. You might find yourself rolling your eyes and thinking you’re too old and too smart for magic letters, but …

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The Best We Can Do: Freedom and Independence For America

Reading Time: 6 minutesTim Gerrity: We may not always get what we want. We may not always get what we need. Just so’s we don’t get what we deserve! –True Colors, 1991 Do you ever get the feeling we’re getting exactly what we deserve? As the Crisis deepens, 13ers will feel little stake in the old order, little …

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Mike Flynn, Chip Gerdes, and Andrew Breitbart at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, August 2011. Photo courtesy Jeremy Segal
Mike Flynn, RIP

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen the BBC called Brexit for LEAVE at about 12:30 a.m. CDT today, I thought first of my friend Mike Flynn. Mike had a keen sense of history. He put the Tea Party movement into proper perspective, as he did with all events. Mike kept us from overstating both the Tea Party’s effect and its potential. …

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Irish, Jewish, Gay

Reading Time: 3 minutesRichard Brookhiser called the moment’s start, and I called its death. But before we get into that, are you as surprised as I am about Zuckerberg’s war on gays? You would think that a jihadist attack on a gay nightclub would trigger an anti-terror backlash against Islamic terrorists, would you not? Anti-Gay Jihad Instead, America’s …

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This will only take a minute

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s unlikely you read Hennessy’s View and not The Gateway Pundit, but there’s always the chance. This morning, just as I was taking a break to catch up on news, I got a text from a friend that drew me to a particular post on GP. The headline:  After the Pulse Club Massacre, It’s Time …

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Two Faces of Memorial Day

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe god of Memorial Day is Janus, looking to the future as well as the past. Memorial Day looks back, but it also warns of something coming. The list of war dead is incomplete. It always will be. Each generation looks at its wars and finds something final, but the end never comes. Memorials never …

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Safe Sex for Alcohol and a Condom for Your Liver – Podcast

Reading Time: 2 minutesLet’s regress in time to the 1980s. Remember C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon-General who launched the Safe Sex movement? Koop wanted to curtail the spread of AIDS. The Safe Sex movement started slowly and originally focused on non-monogamous gay men. By 1987, though, everyone was doing it. (Or not doing “it” as the case may be.) …

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