It's Time for Cleveland to Lose "Tall Betsy"

We're coming upon Halloween, that time of year when things get scary.  (I'll throw in the fact that Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses and started the Reformation on Halloween, something that Bossuet could appreciate.)  In any case "ghost stories" make their way to the surface.  In Cleveland, TN, that means "Tall Betsy," a story …

Those Strange 2CV's

While on a recent trip to Nashville, we stopped at the Lane Motor Museum and viewed their French car exhibit.  For most Americans, French cars are a total abstraction.  For people in other parts of the world, it's another story.  One of the most famous--perhaps the most famous--French car ever produced was the Citroën 2CV.  …

The Ivy League Finally Meets Its Match

In this case, from New York's Eastern Correctional Facility debate team: The debate team from New York's Eastern Correctional Facility has major bragging rights, after beating the national debate championship team from Harvard. In September, the inmates invited the Harvard team to the Napanoch prison for a friendly match. The Eastern Correctional Facility team was …

Thugocracy is a Tough Ruling Regime

That's what Rep. Jason Chaffetz found out the hard way: A Secret Service official’s allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could “give pause” to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis...(t)he disturbing leak to two media outlets of Chaffetz’s rejected application for a Secret …

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