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Today’s English is Tomorrow’s Latin

My nephew has just started medical school in Moscow. He was the only American in the class, not a new experience for a member of our family. Other students asked him why American medical terms are in Latin. In Western Europe, prescriptions are still written in Latin. But the other students, most of whom are […]
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Spring Cleaning

The main reason we do not have thousand-year lifespans is because evolution has given us the one we have. Birth, sex, growing up, all these are very difficult and complex processes, and in each step of this process, birth, competition for mates, and maturation, the mortality rate has been enormous. But evolution
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Trump and the GOP Succession

Barry Goldwater always felt inferior to the snobs his side chased out of the Republican Party to take it over briefly. The minute Goldwater got trounced in the election, he called the old Establishment and grovelled and pissed his way back into their grace. Upon getting the nomination in 1980, Reagan sealed the
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