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Patrick O'Hannigan
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Messing with my childhood
It turns out that Leftists don't like Little House on the Prairie . I believe it's time I finally read those books by Laura Ingalls Wilder on which the fondly-remembered TV show of my youth was based.
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Some thoughts on Voter ID laws
I have another essay out for a local think tank. This one looks at Voter ID laws  and the ideologues who insist that anyone who wants to safeguard elections is a tool of the patriarchy.
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Summer-ish fun
Late last night: Playing frisbee catch with a German Shepherd while fireflies drifted erratically through the humid darkness around us and distant lightning strobed the sky to the southwest. Good times!
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Influential books
Weasel Watchers were asked which books had influenced us most, and the answers are revealing .
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Two movies I liked
Both seen on video recently-- The bigger-budget movie with known actors: New In Town  (2009). My favorite characters were actors in supporting roles: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as warmhearted secretary Blanche Gunderson, and J.K. Simmons as factory foreman Stu Ko...
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Pondering what faith does
Fellow weasel-watchers and I were thinking aloud about whether faith in God brings common sense . It's a good question for "Pentecost Week."
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Good thoughts on keeping your powder dry
Why committed pro-lifers are NOT "social justice warriors," and other wisdom from David Warren , who manages to be edifying while explaining why he does not blog every day.
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When teachers lobby legislators...
My take on some local goings-on planned for tomorrow . Bonus points to any readers who get the two band references in that essay!
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Pop Culture and pathology
Earlier this month, WTKK morning radio host K.C. O'Dea and his producer, Ross Hayes, were trading on-air quips inspired by a news story about drugs found in Disney character figurines. I only heard part of their exchange, but callers to the show got in on t...
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Opposing views of the United Nations
I have an original essay over at WoW Magazine explaining why I think that John Bolton's criticisms of the United Nations make more sense than U.N. defenders do, even though one of those defenders is my friend, Felix.
Opposing views of the United Nations
Opposing views of the United Nations
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