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Poor Little Rich Kids?

Fenster writes: In the current American Conservative online Charles F. McElwee III describes the plight of the upper-middle class in America, this group defined as having family incomes between $75,000  and $200,000 a year.  I know this group from experience.  … Continue reading

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Who are Those . . . Guys?

Fenster writes: When CBS gives $20M to #metoo who do they give it to? I don’t think the original organization founded by Tarana Burke is a 501(c)(3). It was founded in 2006 and ought to have an IRS form 990 … Continue reading

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Two Aretha Videos

Fenster writes: Like a lot of people, I expect, I first heard Aretha Franklin’s voice when I first heard the song Respect.  And like a lot of people, I expect, the first hearing of that song was one of the … Continue reading

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More Globe Watch

Fenster writes: This is a continuation of the Globe Watch I undertook yesterday. The idea behind that post: yes we have a free press in this country, and rightly so, but nothing confers on the press some special virtue by … Continue reading

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Globe Watch

Fenster writes: My hometown paper, the Boston Globe, took the lead in the recent cooperative effort on the part of hundreds of papers nationwide to run editorials slamming Trump for his comments about the press. I think the Globe can … Continue reading

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Falling from the Sky

Fenster writes: If you are planning to write a book about something or someone falling from the sky be aware that the landscape is already littered with fallen objects and you might have a copyright problem.

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Niall Ferguson on Free Speech

Fenster writes: Niall Ferguson is liberalism’s favorite apostate.  He is not predictably conservative.  He is reliably contrarian but the liberal mind savors a little intellectual frisson, especially if it is put across in an erudite way.  He is not crude … Continue reading

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