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Another Blue Serge Suit

Daniel Krotz | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

I am sure you have heard the expression "offering an opinion is like peeing on yourself in a blue serge suit. It feels warm and no one knows you've do...

Keep Your Pants On

Daniel Krotz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

A recurring theme in the novels of Charles Dickens is referred to by economists as "The Victorian Compromise." Summarily, it promotes the idea that i...

Separating The Sheep From The Goats

Daniel Krotz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

Which one among the 39,000 different Christian denominations in the world today is the genuine Christian article? In our pursuit of becoming a Christian nation "again" how will we separate the sheep from the goats?

Small Farms and the Farm Subsidies Scandal

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Krotz

From 1995 to 2009, taxpayers shelled out nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in farm subsidies. But while ten percent of farmers received 74% of this money, 62% of American farmers got no subsidy at all.

One Big Store

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Krotz

Michelle Obama and Bill Simon, Wal-Mart's president and CEO, met last week. Does the first lady not realize that One Big Store is as sure a destroyer of culture as is One Big Government?

Pray for Andy Harris

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

The first thing newly elected Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) did when he got to Washington last week was complain about the Cadillac health care provi...

Our Endless Political Circus

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

In more than forty years of following politics, I am unable to remember a less satisfactory electoral contest than this one. So if you're a winner this election season, please take note that it's because you stink less. How's that feel?

How to Write a Grant

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Krotz

I've been reviewing a lot of grants applications over the past year. So what does a deserving application look like? Here are five characteristics of a worthwhile project:

Yves Klein: With the Void, at the Hirschhorn

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Krotz

I recently visited the Hirschhorn Library in Washington last week and saw an exhibit of the French artist Yves Klein's work titled "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers".

Leatherstone by David Pabian: A Review

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

The survival strategy of self-publishing was adopted by the screenwriter David Patrick Pabian, author of Leatherstone, an arresting, modern day riff on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

Ogalalla Blue

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

In 1978 the Corp of Engineers built a 48 million dollar reservoir in Oklahoma called Optima Dam. Due to declines in groundwater, it has never held so much as a teacup of water.

All Literature Is Gossip

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Rain fell hard all day during the Arkansas Bookseller's Show and the wind daunted even the most serious of book buyers and readers. The convention center was exactly empty.

Jarndyce Vs. Jarndyce

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House contains myriad plots and subplots, the foremost of these being the absurdity of a legal case that seems to have no purpose but to line the pockets of lawyers.

Off My Nut in Johannesburg

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

All the holy books say that the end of time is the beginning of time. The physicist Stephen Hawking says that time is a figure eight. And a local high-schooler I know doesn't know what time it is.