Entire Brodhead High School Administration Eaten By Alligators

Here’s a stupid idea that just keeps popping back up, this time at Brodhead High School in Brodhead, Wisconsin: A small Wisconsin community is dealing with controversy over a lesson to teach students about the dangers of distracted driving. During Monday morning announcements, the school told students four of their classmates had been killed in… Continue Reading →

Voting Gary Johnson…but Never Trump

I’ve never been in love with the presidential candidate from either major party, not in any election. That’s not, as some people assume, because I can’t tell the difference between them. It’s because I don’t care about the difference between them. On many of the issues that matter most to me, there’s very little difference… Continue Reading →

The Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

Back in the 1980s, I used to go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Biograph Theater on Lincoln Avenue. I wasn’t one of those people who went every weekend, but I probably saw it maybe a dozen times. In case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t dress up. There wasn’t any single character I… Continue Reading →

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Are You On the Inside?

I think part of the appeal of Donald Trump to his supporters is that he appears to be a guy who’s willing and able to take on the establishment. If you don’t like the way the country has been going, Trump will steer it back on track. If the economic recovery you keep hearing about… Continue Reading →

Paul Krugman Doesn’t Get the Message

I hate to say bad things about Paul Krugman, because it was his books back in the 1990s that got me interested in economics, but he sure can be a condescending ass sometimes, as illustrated by his recent opinion piece about whether it makes sense for Democrats who are unhappy with Clinton to vote for… Continue Reading →