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  • How to Survive Life in Our Looney Bin

    How to Survive Life in Our Looney Bin1

    In 1828, utopian socialist Robert Owen is supposed to have remarked to his business associate William Allen, “All the world is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.”

    For obvious reasons, today we substitute mad …

  • American Lab Rats

    American Lab Rats0

    In January 1790, President George Washington wrote to London author Catherine Macaulay, “The establishment of our new government seemed to be the last great experiment, for promoting human happiness, by creating a reasonable compact, in civil Society.”

    Since then, any …

  • ‘How to Handle a Woman’

    ‘How to Handle a Woman’3

    Now, there’s a title that will wake the woke, particularly females, and send them roaring my way with brickbats and scalping knives. That word “handle” in particular splashes kerosene on the fires of rage, implying as it does some sort …

  • What Paul Ehrlich and Groundhog Day Have in Common

    What Paul Ehrlich and Groundhog Day Have in Common5

    Out he pops every Feb. 2 to the music, shouts, and fanfare of thousands of spectators, Punxsutawney Phil of Pennsylvania, the most celebrated prognosticator of weather in the United States. Should Phil cast his shadow on this auspicious date, the …