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A Biopsy of Sorts
In my role as chief social oncologist of the Republic (remember it?) I offer the following diagnostic snippets. Although the patient is dying, the disease remains of interest. Let us begin with the Secretary of State. A headline: Kerry: 'I'm Working Hard to ... Have Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Ambassadors' From a curmudgeonly point of... Read More
Thoughts On Gay Marriage
I’m trying to figure out gay marriage. Help me. (I gave up trying to figure out heterosexual marriage long ago.)Maybe I need to figure out gays first. Or maybe I need to figure out sex, which isn’t possible. Nothing about sex makes a grain of sense. The whole idea is bizarre. If it didn’t exist... Read More
Queer Studies Comes To Romper Room
I see in the Harvard Crimson,* once the students’ newspaper of what was once a university, that Boston’s foremost daycare center, Harvard itself, wobbles toward adopting Queer Studies. Soon, apparently, there will be a Department. Why, you might ask, does Harvard want to study queers? It doesn’t, methinks. I suspect that the adolescents of Harvard,... Read More
Let Me Rub It To Make It Better...
I think it was Ulpian, the classical Roman jurist, who enunciated a fundamental principle of law: If you put a two-bit lawyer in a black nightgown, you can call him "Judge," but he's still a two-bit lawyer in a black nightgown. Which brings us to homosexual Scoutmasters. (Bet you didn't see that coming, did you?)... Read More
Fred Reed
About Fred Reed

Fred, a keyboard mercenary with a disorganized past, has worked on staff for Army Times, The Washingtonian, Soldier of Fortune, Federal Computer Week, and The Washington Times.

He has been published in Playboy, Soldier of Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper's, National Review, Signal, Air&Space, and suchlike. He has worked as a police writer, technology editor, military specialist, and authority on mercenary soldiers.

Personal Classics
Not What Tom Jefferson Had in Mind
Sounds Like A Low-Ranked American University To Me
Very Long, Will Bore Hell Out Of Most People, But I Felt Like Doing It
It's Not A Job. It's An Adventure.
Cloudy, With Possible Tidal Wave