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Alma Mater Bans Language

Not to be outdone by the parvenu institution on the west coast (Stanford for those of you who are not au courant), my alma mater and that of my children has decided to go full frontal and has banned language. As a loyal alum, I can not name the institution as it no longer has…

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Yet Another Modest Proposal

The mayor of Duluth, MN has urged that the chief be dropped from all city titles as it marginalizes American Indians, who of course are not Indians, but Americans. She’d better be careful what she calls them. Obviously she has not gone far enough in erasing the margins. Nevertheless, she means well and should be…

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Everything’s Got a Reason, If Only You Can Find It

Also in Commentary For a decade I’ve been a chairman. Last month I got a new ID card that declared I was now a chairperson. Since I believe in the inexorable march of progress I’m sure that this appellationary alteration will serve a noble end even if I’m clueless as to what it might be….

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