Yesterday, while recording the latest episode of the podcast Exit 38 with Emily Van Duyne, link, the discussion turned quickly to a comparative analysis of Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump. The […]
Yesterday, President Trump publicly declared that he’s taken Vladimir Putin’s word over the word of the American intelligence community and the Justice Department on the matter of whether or not Russia attempted […]
Political opinions, like most opinions, aren’t sound evaluations of puts and takes on any given societal issue. They’re personal preferences that require some form of matching to an ideal. Psychologists Amos Tversky […]
“I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn what they have accomplished for their working people” That’s a quote from Bernie Sanders from an October […]
The immediate polarization of the Trump phenomenon pushed Americans into two camps: core Trump supporters and everyone else. The latter traversed both parties and swept many sidelined centrists into a common bond […]
From the beginning, we Americans really haven’t been much for keeping things civil when someone tells us something we don’t like. It’s kind of our brand.
Over the last 50 years, between 400K to 1.8M people a year have immigrated to the United States. Over the last 25 or so, it’s been about a million a year. That […]
I’ve been reading Robert Frost poems my whole life. There was a giant book of them on the dusty book shelf in my mother’s living room next to the record player, just […]
Two things were lodged in the trending corner of my Twitter feed all day yesterday. One was Jordan B Peterson, author of the best-selling book Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to […]
Societal optimists make a point about the positive bend in the arc of a historical narrative by imagining the 50-year newspaper.