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Cooperate how?

The House of Law is built on the sands of Adverbia. On Friday, Mr. [***] broke in a big way — agreeing to cooperate “fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly” regarding “any and all matters” the special counsel, [***], wants him … Continue reading

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Category 4 Adverb Storm

This just in: Extreme preparedness for extreme wetness! “Hurricane Florence / [***] says government is ‘absolutely, totally prepared’ for storm… [***] says storm will be ‘tremendously big and tremendously wet’….“ (The Guardian, 9-12-18) [Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights … Continue reading

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This Is Akin to That: Scoping Language

“Gun rights groups have vowed to fight such moves [to limit the unfettered sale of bullets]: ‘Raising taxes on bullets to offset the cost of gun violence is akin to putting a levy on prescription drugs to pay for the … Continue reading

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There Are No “Simple” Truths

By labeling what was essentially an opinion as a “truth” I’ve fallen into a hole I try to skirt as much as I can. Better to have said, “I agree” that knowledge is better than ignorance, leaving truth out of … Continue reading

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Correctness: The Cee Without the Pee

I’ve thought about my understanding of the phrase “politically correct” and concluded that fathoming its semantic range is above my pay grade. My way forward is to drop “politically” and fasten myself to the “correct” part. The Golden Rule is … Continue reading

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Over and Off

This tag line follows an article appearing on one of the online news aggregator sites: To jack in to my brain and get more on the latest in science, tech and innovation, follow me here on *** as well as … Continue reading

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“In this world in which we live in” (Beatles)

He added, “Look to whom the government is reportedly giving immunity to.” (NYTimes) [Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

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