America turned 154 years old today. There were few celebrations. There were few parades or fireworks. There was no national holiday. But America, the version we live in now, was born 154 […]
The Civil War started in Missouri. 40 years before anyone fired a shot, the state’s admission into the Union as a slave state drew a literal line in the dirt between states […]
America is eiight regional cultures. At least that’s what historian Colin Woodard says in his extremely relevant book American Nations: A History of Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America. Each culture was […]
I’d like to take a moment to apologize for something I did a few days ago. It was a foolish thing. I was rash. And I did something wrong. I went ahead […]
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.
There’s a common narrative about the meaning of what happened in Hawaii 75 years ago this past week. It sounds something like this. The forces of evil, previously growing unchecked in their […]
Nate Silver of Fivethirtyeight Blog reported this weekend that Donald Trump presently trails Hillary Clinton in the polls by a margin not duplicated since the 1984 election. Which means that the gap […]
What the past teaches us about our great political ideas shows us how dangerously different we’re doing it today.