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How Would Babbitt Have Voted?

How Would Babbitt Have Voted?

Do George F. Babbitts walk among us today? Almost certainly. Do they remain conformists? Sure. Are they disproportionally drawn to careers in sales? Probably. Do they vote? And, if so, for whom? I have a guess. In any case, Babbitt is on my mind thanks to J. Frank Dobie, who once observed: To an extent, any writer […]

Maddow: Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned

Maddow: Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned

A few months back, Rachel Maddow was a guest on Ezra Klein’s Vox.com podcast. The entire interview is well worth a listen (find it here), especially if you’re interested in the odd path, full of zigzags, that eventually led Rachel to a prime-time slot in cable news. I particularly enjoyed hearing about her stints in […]

Indy, Why Does The Floor Move?

Giant tortoises have invaded the lemur habitat at the Dallas Zoo. And one lemur presumed it might pause for a breather atop its new flatmate. (Afterward, the “What the Hell?!?” look the lemur gives the tortoise is priceless.) When you hop over a massive rock, and it moves… Our 7 #lemurs are still getting used […]