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The elected position of dogcatcher

Lately I’ve been seeing the word “dogcatcher” on social media. Not embedded in the pejorative, “You couldn’t be elected dogcatcher!” but along the lines of encouraging people, mostly Democrats, to run for any office of any size, even dogcatcher. It … Continue reading

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“Freedom for the supporters of the government alone…”

After a lifetime of pretty well ignoring the history of revolutionary communism except for fascinating family anecdotes — one represented by a photograph of Leon Trotsky taken by my Uncle Lou in 1936 or so; it hangs on my wall … Continue reading

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Which political party represents your values?

Once again, I bring you startlingly au courant political delineation from Victorian England, specifically from Anthony Trollope’s 1880 novel, The Duke’s Children. In a conversation the Duke of Omnium, nĂ© Plantagenet Palliser, has with his 22-year old heir, Lord Silverbridge, … Continue reading

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