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Death + Taxes + … + n

The quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, from a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, is: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This is wrong. Other things are certain too. Take, for instance, the Borg-like capacity of…

Country Music and the Culture War

This was brought up in an earlier thread, but Will Wilkinson’s post on country music is worth a closer look. Wilkinson listens to country music in his car – sometimes I do, too. Sometimes I also listen to conservative talk radio in my car, but unlike country music I find very few redeeming qualities in…