Movie Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ [Spoiler Alert!]

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No matter how it sounds, the new Purge movie is not an infomercial for a high-fiber cleansing diet – although you may feel an urgent need to detoxify after you’ve…

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Call it Gorillas in the Mist – With Machine Guns! Yes, from the giant Xerox copier known as Hollywood comes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest installment…

Pistols and Pacemakers — Why I Won’t Buy a New Gun in Its First Year

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  By Ralph It takes time to get the bugs out of a new product. This is true in the world of guns, cars, computer software, and any complicated consumer…

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Gun Review: .50 Beowulf Overmatch Upper

The .50 Beowulf is a proprietary cartridge designed by Bill Alexander, the chef de la maison of the eponymous Alexander Arms. As a big, powerful but slow, short- to medium-distance…

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Ralph: There are Three Kinds of Gun Control Advocates

Hoplophobes are afraid of guns as if firearms had a mind of their own. Hoplophobes are ignorant and we’d like to teach them, but they (mostly) do not want to…

Zimmerman Trial Roundup: Winners and Losers

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The Zimmerman trial wasn’t a game or a sporting event, but there were definite winners and losers nonetheless. As JFK said after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, “Victory has a…

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Movie Review: White House Down

  Schlockmeister extraordinaire Roland Emmerich has gone and done it again. In White House Down, Emmerich blows up Washington, D.C., for the second time in his directing career. This time,…

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The Zimmerman Case, Days 7 and 8

The prosecution had us all wondering which side it was on until Tuesday, when we finally detected that they were putting on a case. At the close of business Monday,…

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The Zimmerman Case, Day 6

  The parade of defense witnesses continued today. Which was bizarre, since they were all called by the prosecution. Zimmerman himself got to testify without being sworn in. That was a…

The Zimmerman Case – Week One Wrap-Up

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It was a dark and stormy night. So started “Paul Clifford,” perhaps the worst successful novel of all time. And so started the events February 26, 2012, when George Zimmerman…

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The Zimmerman Case, Day Three

If Tuesday ended well for the defense, Wednesday couldn’t have been much worse. Zimmerman’s prior calls to the Stanford PD were ruled admissible, one neighbor testified that she heard a…

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Zimmerman Trial, Day Two

  Day One started off bad for George Zimmerman after a powerful opening by prosecutor John Guy was countered by a flat knock-knock joke and 2 ½ hours of droning…