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Timothy Philen
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      Timothy Philen

      Timothy Philen is the author of Harper&Row/Lippincott's "You CAN Run Away From It!" a satirical indictment of American pop psychology. He is currently at work on a latter-day “Walden,” a tightly knit collection of essays on post-modern American culture.

Ted Cruz’s ‘Seinfeld’ Moment

8:51 PM 07/22/2016

What was anticipated to be a high-minded call for Republicans to keep the flame of conservative principles from being extinguished and the Constitution from being compromised, became Ted Cruz’s “Kanye West” moment Wednesday night. And the fallout from his skulduggery became a bona fide “Seinfeld” moment Thursday morning.

Putin’s Great Advantage: He Thinks Like A Freak

11:16 AM 07/23/2014

One of the classic cartoons by offbeat humorist Gary Larson showed two pioneers huddled behind a covered wagon, shotguns raised, watching an Indian’s flaming arrow ignite the wagon just inches above their heads. One turns to the other in disbelief and cries, “They’re lighting their arrows on fire! Can they DO that?”

Where’s the outrage, my little droogies?

12:27 PM 08/23/2013

A bit of the old ennui is upon us and I have a warm vibraty feeling all through my guttiwuts that this yonder veek whiter than the Korova Milk Bar is ripe for a surprise visit. Into the Durango-95 with our Wesson-22 we go, smecking all over our rots as we grind our capsule into his tortured litso, a real kick and good for laughs and lashing of the ultra-violent!

The Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving

12:30 PM 06/14/2013

Each June, the National Father’s Day Council honors a few exemplary men whose selfless dedication, personal sacrifice and cultural impact rise above the well-intentioned efforts of the average father and serve as benchmarks against which we workaday dads can measure ourselves in the coming year.

In defense of millennials

7:36 PM 05/29/2013

My wife and I just completed a milestone journey from our Santa Monica Mountains home to the hallowed halls of Baylor University, deep in the heart of Texas, for our daughter’s graduation. This “Lone Star trek into darkness,” as I’m sure most leftists would characterize it, was actually a most enlightening experience.

An epiphany for Republicans

12:19 PM 01/03/2013

We conservatives love to quote Will Rogers’ line that he didn’t belong to any organized political party --- he was a Democrat.