Today is day 100 of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. And we’re all still here. While it’s a pretty silly exercise to try to evaluate the effectiveness of an administration in […]
In the late summer and early fall of 1771 Benjamin Franklin, on travel in Ireland and Scotland, met with James Watt and Adam Smith. The same James Watt that developed the steam […]
We’ve never really been able to get this whole life thing done on our own. Since we descended from the trees and out of the wood to the grassy planes that showed us […]
Make no mistake. We’d rather burn it all down than be told what we ought to do. And the harder we are told and the less like us the people who are telling us to do it, the harder and further we snap back.
Somewhere etched into the permanent part of my memory that is the scenes of my childhood, I have an impossibly clear recollection of my CCD teacher—Catholic for Sunday School—asking our class why […]
A lifetime ago I was stationed in a dusty outpost in a backwater province in one of the dozens of countries American men and women have served in dusty outposts in backwater provinces. One […]
You can bite the hook on the political debates about Syria right now if you really need to. You could take a hearty swing at the softball of hypocrisy that was President […]