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 […]
They’re all walking out today. And I support it. I’m guilty though. I’ve been playing both sides of an argument. I realized it when I read an article posted by Alex Tabarak, […]
Watching gun rights advocates try to figure out what to do with the children of the #neveragain movement over the last week or so has been an interesting lesson.
It’s obvious by now. We have a problem. Since 2015, we’ve lost more children to school shootings than we’ve lost soldiers to war. We’ve gone an entire calendar month without a child […]