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Friday, May 10, 2019

Another Peggy Noonan Gem

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018


I recently read Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. If you have never seen one of Rosling's TED presentations of world stats, you ought to go watch one. They are entertaining and enlightening. This book is also. Highly recommended.

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Who to Read?

It's hard to get thoughtful, unbiased coverage of what's going on in our federal government these days. The "mainstream media" is generally liberal. But I want to read a conservative, Republican viewpoint from a writer who works to present a balanced, objective story. If you're like me, try reading Peggy Noonan. She was Reagan's top speech writer and continues to provide thoughtful opinions about government.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quotable Card

I like Orson Scott Card's books and his web site. He also says things that I consider eminently quotable, such as:

"… you can't go broke underestimating the taste of the American people."

--Orson Scott Card, here


"After all, we rarely understand our own motivations, and so, even when we write down what we honestly believe to be our reasons for making the choices we make, our explanation is likely to be wrong or partly wrong or at least incomplete."

--Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Hegemon

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