Just Exactly Perfect

Russ Yarrow
Thoughts from the radical center
Created 28 Dec 2020
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  • 7 Things That Make The Masters Great
    07 Apr 2022 2 0
    (Editor’s Note: It’s become something of an annual tradition here at JEP to run this homage to The Masters, which we humbly consider to be one of the premier sporting events in the world. It isn’t gre...
  • Ukraine: Six Scenarios
    03 Apr 2022 1 0
    (Editor’s Note: A seminal book in my education was a slim volume called “The Art of the Long View” by the great Peter Schwartz, who, along with a group of people that included Stewart Brand and Jay Og...
  • Word Salads, Malapropisms and More
    02 Apr 2022 4 2
    Gracie Allen, the godmother of malapropisms I was watching “The Five” the other day on Fox, when a familiar punching bag led the “C” block — Kamala Harris. I enjoy “The Five” because I know Dana Perin...
  • It’s April 1 — Stay Foolish!
    01 Apr 2022 3 1
    JEP’s news desk is being inundated today with developments around the world, all of which will require some time to fact-check. Just to stay above the flow, we’re reporting them here as they come in. ...
  • Maybe Pigs Can Fly After All
    30 Mar 2022 1 2
    You know what they say about things that will never happen — “When pigs fly!” The image alone cements the idea. If we said “When dogs fly,” it might not seem so far-fetched — one can easily imagine a ...
  • Shelter From the Storm
    30 Mar 2022 2 0
    (Editor’s Note: JEP is pleased to offer another dispatch from our foreign correspondent, Bob Wynne — a tale of a harrowing journey off France’s Brittany Coast that was repaid with a splendid meal in a...
  • Stick to the Script, Mr. President
    29 Mar 2022 4 8
    Photo courtesy of Axios Watching our President struggle with the aftermath of several poorly worded and ill-timed utterances over the weekend — what are politely called “gaffes” in mixed company — evo...
  • Slapgate Hijacks the Oscars!
    28 Mar 2022 3 0
    Well, it didn’t take long for Will Smith to recover from Slapgate at the Oscars on Sunday night. After an evening in which the fresh prince of Bel-Air assaulted Chris Rock on stage, verbally threatene...
  • Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
    26 Mar 2022 4 0
    OK, when Putin starts venting his frustrations over the Ukraine morass by aligning with Harry Potter, you know things aren’t going well for him. Vlad got so mad this week that he went on a televised r...
  • Don’t Blame Ted Cruz — He’s Suffering From MDS
    25 Mar 2022 2 2
    Judge Katanji Brown Jackson The Senate hearings this week on the nomination of Katanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court were dreadful. It had nothing to do with Judge Jac...
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