Someone once told me years ago that the Bard of Baltimore, Henry Louis Mencken, used to end arguments by telling the other person, “You may be right.” 286 more words
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The state of Canadian political speeches is so bland that, when Justin Trudeau found a way to talk about “a uniquely Canadian idea of freedom” in Toronto this past March, onlookers would have been forgiven for toppling from their chairs in surprise. 825 more words
Donald Trump can’t help himself. Nor can we.
The “worse” he gets, it seems, the better we like it. Watching Trump is so deliciously awful, we don’t hang on every word. 640 more words
“The belief that man is outfitted with an immortal soul, differing altogether from the engines which operate the lower animals, is ridiculously unjust to them. The difference between the smartest dog and the stupidest man–say a Tennessee Holy Roller–is really very small, and the difference between the decentest dog and the worst man is all in favor of the dog.” 12 more words