Tag Archives: Politics

Roadkill Resurrection

I used to think that the 1960s was about the most turbulent event I ever lived through. But I now think that the 2007 UK smoking ban tops that by a country mile. If nothing else, the 1960s really meant … Continue reading

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A Short History of the World

For the past few days I’ve been improving my orbital simulation model. A few years ago I turned it into a 3D model in which you could look at anywhere from anywhere else – like the view of the Earth … Continue reading

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The Boston Tavern

Yesterday I was tiptoeing towards the idea that Tobacco Control, instead of being something benign and good and life-enhancing, was something malign and evil and life-destroying. In fact I’ve already more or less completely adopted this view. For a long … Continue reading

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Broken Dreams

‘Progressives’, it seems to me, are people who think they can see the future, and know the shape of things to come. They regard themselves as far-sighted. And they all seem to be agreed that the future will be some … Continue reading

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The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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After Brexit

Yesterday’s big news was the ratification of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA: “Trump is the only Republican who repeatedly promised to rein in EPA,” said Steve Milloy, an attorney with the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute, who served … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Deep State

Just when I thought everything would calm down… The Deep State. I’ve been hearing rumours about it on and off for the past year or more. But now it seems it’s become official. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who … Continue reading

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