February Follies

by Jonathan Reisman

To paraphrase Don McLean in American Pie, “February makes me shiver.” February has Groundhog Day (the rodent predicted at least six more years of relentless climate catastrophe propaganda following every storm), Valentine’s Day (the legacy media is embarrassing itself with its slobbering embrace and protection of Joe Biden), and President’s Day, (which will probably be celebrating mandated electric vehicle sales).

Here are a few other items that are giving me chills:

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Good Grief

by Jonathan Reisman

It has been a month since Ernie, blessed be her memory, passed. I am in a state of grief, a distressed state of mind. The sea of sad tasks invokes memories, reflection, love, and tears but also actions and interactions that my maternal grandfather would have called “mitzvahs”- good deeds. Good grief, or so it seems.

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Trumped

by Jonathan Reisman

With an eleven-point victory in the Granite State GOP primary over last woman standing, Nikki Haley, Donald Trump is the almost-certain-to-be Republican presidential nominee. I think he is a riskier choice than almost all the alternatives, especially Ron DeSantis. Riskier means potential variance in outcomes. 

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Five Months Later, ‘National Trust’ Won’t Say Who Funded Takeover of Maine Newspapers

By Steve Robinson

Five months after telling its staff and readers that it planned to disclose “the funders” behind the purchase of five Maine daily newspapers, the nonprofit trust now controlling several of Maine’s oldest news brands hasn’t kept the promise.

The sale of the Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, and other Maine news brands to the “National Trust for Local News” was completed last summer.

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Bordering on the Absurd

by Jonathan Reisman

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National Popular Vote (NPV) Hearing Recap

by Jonathan Reisman

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Entropy, Equality, and Equity

by Jonathan Reisman

More than a century ago, William Butler Yeats penned this first stanza of The Second Coming:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

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2024 Dreams and Nightmares II

by Jonathan Reisman

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2024 Dreams and Nightmares

by Jonathan Reisman

I have bipolar dreams and nightmares about 2024. Many consequential issues and events are on the agenda, and there will undoubtedly be some surprises as well. I have been alternating between sweet dreams and terrifying nightmares.

National Popular Vote

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Campus Antisemitism Sources: DEI, CRT, Progressive Groupthink

by Jonathan Reisman

The explosion of campus antisemitism and support for Jewish genocide (from the river to the sea) has shocked many Americans, but for this retired professor who spent 40 years on New England college campuses, it is no surprise at all. The sources of that antisemitism are relatively easy to identify.

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