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Ohio or Thighland?

Ohio or Thighland?

The “Mother of Modern Presidents.” The Muttering of a Modern President. Number 1 in Swiss Cheese production. Number 1 in knee adduction. Home to one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country. Home to the elusive and often physically impossible “thigh gap.” Birthplace of Thomas Edison. Birthplace of runners rash. Hosts the world’s largest annual gathering of twins. A gathering of twin limbs. President’s plans for a visit altered because governor has coronavirus. President’s plans for a visit…

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It Can Happen Here

It Can Happen Here

Secret police are common in authoritarian dictatorships and dystopian fiction, but this is America in the real world. These tactics are designed to scare and to silence anyone who dares speak out against the people in power.

Keep the Cameras Rolling

Keep the Cameras Rolling

I have nothing clever to say about the events of the past week, but I want to say clearly that I am far more concerned about the loss of life than the loss of property and that I am so angered by that video of George Floyd being casually killed by a police officer that I cannot watch it without feeling physically sick. The right and wrong of the situation is so clear it is painful. All of the cops…

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How to be a Decent Person in America in 2020

How to be a Decent Person in America in 2020

Stay home as much as you can. Wave to your neighbors when you go outside. Give other people a lot of space: cede the sidewalk, use a different aisle, stand back, move your chair. Wear a mask in public places, especially indoors. If you can’t or won’t wear a mask, don’t go to places where masks are required and stay away from other people. Call your mother. Say no to some things. You don’t need to attend every Zoom meetup….

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