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Masque of the Red Ink

It was folly to grieve, or to think. The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure. There were buffoons, there were improvisatori, there were ballet-dancers, there were musicians, there was Beauty, there was wine. All these and security were within. Without was the ‘Red Death.’” — Edgar Allan Poe No one can do macabre […]

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Three Cheers for Ralph Lauren

Three cheers for Ralph Lauren and the U.S. Olympic Committee. They just gave the country a potent dose of reality. When ordering this year’s national team uniforms for the July 27 opening ceremonies in London , they did what every smart athletic organization and clothing designer would do — they ordered them from China. Why? Because things made in China cost […]

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No-Budget Harry

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is a wimp.  He should resign.  For the fourth straight year, the Nevada Democrat is refusing to issue or pass a budget plan for the country, Congress’s principle job. The result is a rudderless nation.  Mr. Reid refuses to propose a budget because he will be criticized politically for suggesting any […]

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Bad Mannered Politics

There was a rule in college football called the Halo Rule that protected punt returners from getting killed. It requires defensive players to allow a punt returner to actually catch the ball before creaming him. It didn’t just protect lives, it was considered good sportsmanship.   The New York Times writes today about the Democratic […]

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