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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:51 am
 A while back I complained about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that permitted the use of explicitly Christian prayers to open public meetings even though such rituals make it plain to non-Christi...
Monday, June 2, 2014 02:33 pm
 A faithful reader alerted me to a fun piece in The Scientist, which describes itself as the magazine for life science professionals. As everyone knows by now, various species of Asian ...
Monday, June 2, 2014 01:35 pm
The June 2 issue of New York magazine included a good piece by Will Leitch titled, "Is 2014 the Year Soccer in America (Truly) Goes Mainstream?"Leitch charts soccer's surprising rise in popularity ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 08:09 pm
 There’s nothing wrong with Jon Favreau’s Chef that an objective set of eyes and a judicious editor couldn’t fix.  Far too long as well as self-indulgent, this movie is obviously a p...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 08:00 pm
In my mind, I’ve always thought of Seth MacFarlane as the Emperor with New Clothes of comedians.  While millions have embraced his Family Guy television show and hailed him as a comic genius,...
Monday, May 26, 2014 03:30 pm
From time to time I have noted the baleful effects on the Illinois countryside of factory-style grain production systems that require fewer and fewer farmers. The day is approaching when raising corn ...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:19 am
 In Give and take, I noted that the cost of non-wage benefits can be a brake on business hiring and depress wages, and that in recent years the cost of total compensation for U.S. workers has r...

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