Happy 4th!

This comes from a 1999 compilation album entitled Sing America. It’s very good, but I can’t help thinking it was clearly released before the last 17 years of argument about what America is and what it should be, which has now brought us to Trump. Here’s the track listing: 1. Fanfare For The Common Man …

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I hate call-in polls

Egad. The Discovery Channel had one of those awful call-in polls selecting the “100 Greatest Americans,” and Kevin Drum and his commenters go off on it. I’m not gonna bother (it’s being scorned quite well without me piling on), but if you want to be astonished/amused/disturbed, go look at it. Some of the more egregious …

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