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 […]
I finished reading historian Thomas Weber’s Becoming Hitler: the Making of a Nazi last night. I thought I’d share a few thoughts. Weber is a German historian, Hitler scholar and professor at […]
*Reposted from a blog in 2015. It’s starting to dull in our minds, whether we admit it or not. The further we get from it, the less we grieve. The trauma becomes […]
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 […]
The Following Essay was written by Emily Van Duyne in response to the essay published on this site this past Father’s Day titled, On Fatherhood.
In four generations, there’s never been a Hughes man in America that grew to adulthood with his father in his home. From the time the first one of us set foot here […]
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 […]
If what anyone saw at the G7 summit, from our elected representative leader President Trump, and was surprised, they haven’t been paying attention. From a personal behavior perspective, President Trump dealt with […]
Anthony Bourdain is dead. But you knew that already. Unless you were living under a rock today, you’ve already read the news. He killed himself in his hotel room in France. With […]