Monthly Archives: August 2012

RACE IN THE COUNTRY: Illegal Immigrants Turn up their Noses at Some Kinds of Work

I’m writing today about an interesting phenomenon:  maid snobbery.  Instinctively, one thinks that because the economy is in a downturn, people should be happy to find a job, any job.  Depressingly, a lot of new jobs are low paying, minimum … Continue reading

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SEX IN THE COUNTRY: Viagra Could be Cause of Rise in Autism

I’ve noted here before that there’s been a huge increase in codger dads since Viagra became the pill du jour for the over 50 set. It makes sense that more sex leads to more babies. For decades we’ve believed that … Continue reading

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SEX IN THE COUNTRY: Restoration Hardware Chairman/CEO Resigns in Sex Scandal

I saw this headline and I was dying to get to the salacious details: hopefully a Christian Grey type with a real life, dirty twist. (yeah, that stuff in the book was child’s play.) The guy had and is having … Continue reading

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CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY: Plagiarism by Prominent Authors on Apparent Rise

The movie Shattered Glass tells the story of the young TNR reporter Stephen Glass who, eager to impress his superiors, fabricated parts of stories and sometimes entire stories.  He was discovered by his editor, and his life since has been a Sisyphean … Continue reading

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