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Shut Down And Dance
Shut Down And Dance
A government shutdown is invariably the product of feckless, narcissistic, lazy thinking coupled with the hope of profiting from the politicized misery of [...]
Thor: Ragnarok
I’ve been away from The Merlin Files far too long, as people have been lining up to remind me. It certainly hasn’t been for a lack of things to [...]
Environ-Mental
Environ-Mental
It’s called the EPA, and it used to stand for Environmental Protection Agency. Now that Scott Pruitt is running the show, however, the acronym needs [...]
Jeff Flakes
Jeff Flakes
It had been in the making for some time, but yesterday it became official. On the Senate floor, Jeff Flake, the junior Senator from Arizona, declared that [...]
WHO Thought This Was A Good Idea?
WHO Thought This Was A Good Idea?
The Anthony Scaramucci Award for Shortest Job Occupancy is never going to migrate away from its inaugural holder, who wins on the technicality of having [...]
Quebec’s Legislative Faceoff
Quebec’s Legislative Faceoff
“Calling it a North American first” begins an article about the latest discriminatory legal move against Muslim women. Where in North America [...]
Bluffing The Call
Bluffing The Call
It’s true, it’s true, I have been incredibly lax in keeping up with my posting. Yes, I’ve been keeping somewhat busy, but it’s not [...]
CHIP Off The Block
CHIP Off The Block
Leave it to Congress to spend so much time dwelling on rushing a terrible new piece of health legislation that they whiff on the routine task of [...]
Jonesing For Relief
Jonesing For Relief
This past week is probably the first time many people have heard of the Jones Act, a relatively obscure law from the 1920s. It has come into focus because [...]
Small Screen Series: Ballers
Small Screen Series: Ballers
I have a very good friend with a keen sense for what I will and won’t enjoy in media, and when I asked him about Ballers – a show he’d [...]