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Narcissism Nation: My Country 'Tis of Me
Depending upon your point of view, pop culture can be seen as either a contributor to our national narcissistic neurosis, or, to adapt a pornographer's defense, a healthy outlet for it.
In Dog We Trust
It's another irony, and an unfortunate one insofar as so many of us are just as unaware as the people on The Dog Whisperer, that human psychology isn't that different from dog psychology, particularly when it comes to raising children, teaching students, leading a team, running an office, ruling a country...
Rabbit Left, Rabbit Right
Talk to liberals about the need for controlled hunting practices to stabilize wild animal populations, and they'll cite the magical balance of nature.
Yankee might of a military kind is more powerful than all the rest of the world's armed forces combined, just as the baseball Yankees payroll is quadruple that of other teams, one of which knocked the Yankees out of the playoffs this year.
Thomas J. Hubschman