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Bill Kauffman

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Keeping Syracuse time

This year, to celebrate my wife’s birthday, I showed her a traffic light

By Bill Kauffman

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The downfall of Niagara Falls

The city, not the waterfall, which remains a source of utter befuddlement

By Bill Kauffman

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The selfishness of rich socialists

Albert Brisbane somehow avoided sharing the wealth with his neighbors

By Bill Kauffman

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A day in DC

The Jefferson Memorial still gives off a far better vibe than the Potomac anthills in which the self-important Get Things Done

By Bill Kauffman

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Six degrees of Batavia

I guess I’m just two degrees removed from Lime Jell-O fruit salad

By Bill Kauffman

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A eulogy for the Democrats of yore

Remember the last invigorating spasm before the body of the party achieved corpsehood?

By Bill Kauffman

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Hoosiers of New York

On a March day in 1991, I watched a bittersweet rural New York version of ‘Hoosiers’ play out

By Bill Kauffman

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Rum, Rome and rebellion

Men and women of the working class, Catholic or not, are arraigned by progressive yappers for being socially retrograde

By Bill Kauffman

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Mark Twain in Buffalo

Mark Twain would be hopelessly out of favor with both wings of the modern duopoly

By Bill Kauffman

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Blues for Jimmy Duncan

Jimmy Duncan is a man who knows his place, which is one of the highest compliments I can give

By Bill Kauffman

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I was on the floor in ’74

It’s hard to believe, but New York was a competitive state then

By Bill Kauffman

Sports

What’s in a name?

I pour myself a tumbler of rotgut and settle in with the names, these glorious names

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Rules for anarchists

American anarchism has always been a literary conceit more than a political (or anti-political) program

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Coffee with Coleen

Few if any breakfasts equal those I’ve consumed at Coleen’s Kitchen

By Bill Kauffman

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