Histories, Quacks, and Thieves

The Quacks in Trump’s Armory


I guess it’s nothing new for Papa to be doing whatever he could, preaching some gospel, and even selling a few bottles of Dr. Good.

I find myself thinking about the chorus lines from Cher’s “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.” Especially as I see reports of preachers, associated with President Trump, seeking to profit from the pandemic.

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Bellerophon and the Hound of Dax

An Epic of an Emotional Support Animal

I recently read some articles positing a controversy surrounding emotional support animals on flights. One mentioned some examples of unusual support animals, while a New York Times piece described how states were “cracking down” on people taking them “everywhere.” And so I had them on my mind as I boarded my flight the other day, and saw a sequence of events that left me wondering if, between those who favored and those who opposed these animals on flights, there wasn’t a third position.

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