[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [L.Q. cover, quotes, and images from Lapham's Quarterly Spring 2019: Trade, except where noted otherwise.] [New to Lapham's Quarterly? See the standard notes at the end of this review. After 40+ … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2019: Trade, Pt. 2 [TARIFFS!!]
[Categories: POLITICS, Conservative Thought.] From the pages of the New York Times today: OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Three Cheers for the Nanny State BY SARAH CONLY Give me a 32-ounce soda or give me death! Seriously? Or, copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://nyti.ms/16StHXh [Someone please advise if the links do not work. The NYT is … Continue reading Three Cheers for the Nanny State by Sarah Conly
SHAME on the Wall Street Journal for making the Payroll Tax item a front page, above the fold, near-banner headline: I may have to institute an official Donald Sutherland/1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers SHAME AWARD for egregious (outstandingly bad; shocking) misrepresentation of facts to the public at large. (See my previous post Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, … Continue reading SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending
Purely for my own education I've been collecting references for, about, and against gun control as I come across them. I'm looking for facts, ma'am, just the facts. This article grabbed my attention in my Sunday 01/06/2013 email edition from the New York Times: . . . . After reading it I thought the article … Continue reading Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times
If this isn't a harbinger of doom for the anointed one's 2012 re-election then nothing is. In two separate articles (one 'reporting', the other 'editorial, though it's often hard to tell the difference in this publication) the New York Times criticized (yes, actually CRITICIZED) the Obama Administration. (For those of you in Rio Lindo, this … Continue reading NYT Slams Obama Administration!
This may be the longest book commentary/review I've ever written, as priceless quotes abound throughout the book and I plan to include many. All are from the 2011 paperback copy. I'm including numerous info links. Use them after your first read of the review or as you go. You choose. Trevanian's SHIBUMI. Originally published in … Continue reading SHIBUMI (understated elegance) (effortless perfection)
Symbolic indeed. Republicans FINALLY stuck to their principles for once. What a novel idea. The New York Times portrays the recent House vote as symbolic: House Votes for Repeal of Health Law in Symbolic Act The Wall Street Journal portrays it as historic: The Repeal Vote Noteworthy is that the House vote to pass the … Continue reading ‘Symbolic?’ repeal of Health Care bill