An American political framework might look like this: One faction advocating that those with agency over others must recognize their responsibility and act in good faith, sustainably so, and make decisions that […]
When one takes the time to unpack pulling former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance, it’s pretty troubling. Being granted a security clearance, through process, doesn’t give one access to classified information. […]
“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 […]
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.
I’ve seen it in the comments section of my blog enough times to recognize the pattern. Invariably, someone throws down the gauntlet. “If you want my guns, come and get them.“
I used to hunt people. They were violent men who were trying to kill other people. Sometimes it was the innocent they were after. Other times it was the less innocent—my friends […]