Leland's Litmus

Leland Long
Researching News and Books for interesting subjects...especially fond of the Wall Street Journal which is still delivered to my driveway every day...a real paper!
Created 18 Apr 2021
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  • Everything has its Price...
    07 Apr 2022 2 1
    Wall Street Journal, April 07, 2022, Page One Everything has its price - and if that price is not paid, not that thing but something else is obtained... it is impossible to get anything without this p...
  • What are you Learning New?
    04 Apr 2022 2 0
    What single item are you working on at the present time that is new to you and you have little to no previous expertise/experience? I suspect that the majority of people will answer in the negative an...
  • Can you Drive a Stick-shift?
    28 Mar 2022 1 8
    Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2022, Page A15 If you can drive a stick shift car, you are among only 18% of Americans who can do so. In 1980, 35% of cars in the US had stick-shift transmissions, today...
  • Read me on a SubStack App!
    28 Mar 2022
    I have exciting news to share: You can now read Leland's Litmus in the new Substack app for iPhone. My weird friends with Android will have to wait - they are used to it! Read Leland's Litmus in the n...
  • The Bald Eagle - a Myth
    21 Feb 2022 10 3
    Wall Street Journal (WSJ), 02.20.2022, Books Section It’s commonly believed that Benjamin Franklin would have preferred the wild turkey as America’s national bird. In a letter addressed to his daughte...
  • Great Satire just died, RIP PJ O'Rourke
    19 Feb 2022 5 0
    I just heard/read that PJ O’Rourke just passed away. Best satirist I have ever read - by far. I believe his dissertation on the US Government should be THE high school textbook for civics - kids would...
  • Hillbilly Elegy...a book report
    18 Feb 2022 14 4
    Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance, Harper Collins, 2016 I have been avoiding an interesting book for a few years - My family fits this story a bit as my family was part of the great ‘job’ migration from the s...
  • The Evidence of Pre-K Education
    01 Feb 2022 1 0
    Wall Street Journal (WSJ), 02.01.2022, Opinion Page Democrats are still looking to pull out ‘essential’ pieces of the Build Back Better plan and preserve the $200B Pre-K free tuition plan (pre-kinderg...
  • Cohabitation doesn't Deliver on its Promises
    31 Jan 2022 3 1
    https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-religious-marriage-paradox-younger-marriage-less-divorce While working on my Proverbs book, I ran into this research - says the opposite of what every young couple think...
  • A Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse and a Presidents Timely Visit
    29 Jan 2022 3 2
    Wall Street Journal (WSJ), 01292022, Opinion Page The President’s staff couldn’t have been happier - as he arrived in Pittsburgh to tout the Infrastructure Bill, a local bridge collapses. Great Timing...
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