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  • On Patriotic Correctness

    Armed Forces Day is a good time to take stock of your own patriotic correctness.
      My driver license has VETERAN printed on it. It occasionally earns me a "Thanks for your service" from a well-intentioned clerk.
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  • Ending as Beginning

      "There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?'"
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  • Redeemed by Poets

    The wretched state of public discourse cries out for poetic grace.
      I was a high-school English teacher in 2001, the year Billy Collins was appointed U.S. poet laureate.
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  • On Trump's Parade

      Donald Trump might have been humming Richman's familiar tune last summer after watching a military parade in Paris commemorating Bastille Day and the French Revolution.
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  • Dear Orrin

    'Hypocrisy, thy name is Orrin'
      I read that Brigham Young University and the University of Utah are vying to become the repository of Orrin Hatch's congressional papers.
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  • Plane Dogs

      I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
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