Tag Archives: legitimacy

On The Legitimacy Of Public Health

Are public health concerns legitimate?  Under what circumstances, to what extent, and for how long is it legitimate for authorities to curtail various freedoms for the benefit of public health.  This is not an easy question to answer.  Over the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Bruce Hornsby

At first glance, Bruce Hornsby would not appear to have been an obvious candidate for one of the most versatile and creative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.  If you look at only his hit singles, he … Continue reading

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You Should Have Seen It Coming

This morning I received an e-mail from the WaPo, an organization that has done more than most to increase the toxic partisanship in the contemporary United States, express complaints on the part of researchers into Coronavirus models that they did … Continue reading

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On The Dilemmas Of Self-Government

Can people be relied upon to conduct basic actions that help with self-preservation, like washing hands and conducting basic social distancing in times of panic such as the present time?  It would appear that for many people, the answer is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Robert Palmer

One of the unfortunate casualties of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s decision to skip and disregard much of the music of the 1980’s is the candidacy of Robert Palmer.  Whether one is looking at his career as a … Continue reading

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Peasants Of The Fourth Estate

In 1789, the bankrupt French monarchy called into existence a meeting of the Estates General, which predictably and lamentably ended up creating a revolutionary maelstrom that ended up sweeping King Louis XVI and his dynasty from the throne and establishing … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Defense Of Elitism

In Defense Of Elitism:  Why I’m Better Than You And You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book, by Joel Stein This book is meant as a humorous defense of the contemporary kleptocracy of the political elite, but … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Men At Work

They weren’t here for a long time, but they were here for a good time.  Exploding on to the pop scene in the early 1980’s with their pleasant songs with a strong base in Australian music and culture, Men At … Continue reading

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On Sheep, Wolves, And Shepherds

Yesterday, continuing his theme of addressing the sort of evil that believers have to deal with, our pastor talked about predators.  My own thoughts about such things are immensely complicated, as they usually are, by my own personal experience.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Book Review: She Said

She Said:  Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement, by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey It has been widely and often said that a reporter should never become the story, and unfortunately that is what happens here.  … Continue reading

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