Jeff Taylor

Bottom of the Barrel

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Here is your opportunity to name the worst-ever occupant of the White House.
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On the Porch with Bye, Bye, Miss American Empire

bye bye December 9, 2010
I value a writer who makes me read with a dictionary. Godspeed the man with a memory.
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Sausage Time Machine

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Does food have a context of time and place?, or, How to make your own sausage.
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The Latest and Greatest: Just Another Brick in the Wall

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Computers are not The Answer to creating better students.
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The Ruling Class malady

August 16, 2010
Angelo Codevilla gives us an excellent diagnosis of the problem. The cure is not explained.
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Evidence Gone Missing

Susan-B-Anthony June 1, 2010
Who is following in Susan B. Anthony's footsteps: Connie Schultz or Sarah Palin? Is abortion an empowering right necessary for true equality, or an inhumane tragedy linked to lack of true choice?
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Few v. Many: The Topsy-Turvy World of Judicial Demographics

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There are many reasons to wonder about the wisdom of confirming Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. What strikes me most about her nomination is the typically phony way Washington and the mainstream media are packaging the event.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Cotton’s Court

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Ralph Nader recently spoke at a university in the Heart of Dixie. We tried to build some bridges.
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Colin Ward, R.I.P.

February 26, 2010
Jesse Walker has written a nice remembrance of the anarchist Colin Ward.
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Think on These Things: Unexpected Sunshine in Washington

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Three years ago, I could not imagine Ron Paul winning the CPAC straw poll. Now he has. The doom and gloom evoked by the rich and powerful are realities in a fallen world, but we should not fail to think about the good.
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The Lost Children

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In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton abortion decisions. Together, they represented a serious defeat for the unalienable right to life, the constitutional system of federalism, and the principle of democracy.
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Rogue Remnants: Sarah Palin continued

January 12, 2010
Here are some portions of my analysis of Sarah Palin and populism that are not included in my book review essay that appears in The American Conservative.
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Christmas Wish ’09: Repelling the Martian Invasion

December 14, 2009
Christmas celebrates the birth of the Prince of Peace. With all of the clerical cheering on behalf of recent wars, the intertwining of cross and flag, and the blessings bestowed on every Commander in Chief by the leading evangelists of the day, it can be difficult to discern the testimony for peace by theologically conservative Christianity. It can be found with a little searching.
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Crass Christmas

December 8, 2009
The celebration of Jesus Christ's birth gives us an opportunity not only to act upon the principles of peace, sharing, and selflessness, but also to pass them onto our children in the form of Christmas presents.
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