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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 […]