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Not normal

Because everyday decency is so unexceptional, it’s all the more sickening to witness a breakdown of social order such as we saw this weekend in Charlottesville.

Reign of no

At some point, one is forced to conclude the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors will do whatever is necessary to avoid doing the necessary.

Mr. Mulligan

Before going any further, here’s a philosophical question: How exactly is that whole “Now I’m going to undo the damage I’ve done” business supposed to work anyway?

Lessons lost

There are issues that are practically guaranteed to bring out the inner fuddy-duddy in just about anyone. The career trajectory of former Disney TV starlets offers one such example. The education of our children is another.

And they’re off

Some days it’s best to just run up the white flag and concede that anonymous comments scribbled on the far reaches of the Internet can be pithier, by far, than most of the op-ed verbiage cranked out by paid scribes. To wit, this gem: “The fact that Terry McAuliffe represents everything that’s wrong with today’s Democratic Party would make me tempted not to vote for him … except for the fact that his opponent represents everything that’s wrong with today’s Republican Party.” (Booman Tribune, “Virginia is for Intrigue,”

What’s going on

This is the week I learned what the word “twerking” means. Thanks for that, Miley Cyrus. Let’s see what else is going on:

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