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Technical Journalism and the Windmill

The history of technology—of invention and industry has always been a strong interest of mine. I live with a collection of old scientific instruments.…

Will Britain Ever Reintroduce the Death Penalty?

With all the Brexit shenanigans in Britain, other news often vanishes under the radar before anyone has noticed it is even there.…

On ‘White Privilege’ and Truth By Any Other Name

One of those things going around Facebook like a forest fire: a picture of lettuce with the message that Romaine lettuce has killed more people.…

Rejection of Brexit Deal Creates ‘Nightmare’ For May

In chess, to be "in zugzwang" is to be in a position where every possible move will worsen the situation—and some analysts see it as a fitting analogy.…

Austria Closes Mosques and I Can’t Drink Beer In My Local Restaurant

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria has ordered the closing of seven mosques and the investigation of dozens of, primarily, Turkish Imams.…

Tag Teams: Pelosi and Schumer vs Trump and the Oval Office

Most of us who remember Republican responses to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches don’t recall exactly what Bobby Jindal said in 2009. …

On Migrants Bobbing About In the English Channel

Britain's Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has declared a crisis over migrants bobbing about in the English Channel in clearly unsuitable craft.…

America Isn’t Number One Anymore

Heavy sigh! One day—I just want one damn day where I don't have to hear Donald Trump’s name or the latest stupid thing he's done. …

Doubling the Fun With New Laurel and Hardy Movie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in a movie released in Blighty tomorrow. The movie about the remarkable and much loved Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. …

How Mike Pence Knows What Sh*t Tastes Like

One of the guys I work with texted me before our shift and said don't bring supper. He made what he called his world-famous chili and was bringing it in.…

An Englishman Waffles On About Brexit, But Does He Have A Point?

Well, we are finally approaching the time when I will stop waffling on about Brexit—Hooray is the cry from everybody, or is it?…

Trump Replacing Satan As the Father of Lies

We Republicans fully understand that sometimes lies or killing of Middle Eastern children, or the occasional killing of an innocent black guy are necessary.…

When Gay is the New Jew

Not long ago comedian Kevin Hart was castigated and vilified for jokes from an old stand up routine that Gays were the brunt.…

The Faux Innocence of Donald J. Trump

Another day, another scandal. This time the anti-immigrant President turns out to be hiring undocumented immigrants and having their paperwork forged.…

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