Democracy Dies In Broad Daylight . . .

“I love Jeff Bezos for what he’s done for the Washington Post, but their headline on top of the paper, the motto, ‘democracy dies in...

Democracy Dies In Broad Daylight . . .

“I love Jeff Bezos for what he’s done for the Washington Post, but their headline on top of the paper, the motto, ‘democracy dies in...

The End of the Beginning …

We don’t know the precise path the next few months will take. There will be resistance and denial and counterattacks. But it seems likely...

The End of the Beginning …

We don’t know the precise path the next few months will take. There will be resistance and denial and counterattacks. But it seems likely...

Amusing Ourselves to Death…

“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World ———— I have...

Amusing Ourselves to Death…

“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World ———— I have...

Read…It’s Good for You…

“About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic...

Read…It’s Good for You…

“About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic...

Life is Sentimental…

“Life is sentimental. Why should I be cold and hard about it? That’s the main content. The biggest thing in people’s lives is their loves...

Life is Sentimental…

“Life is sentimental. Why should I be cold and hard about it? That’s the main content. The biggest thing in people’s lives is their loves...

Strong Inside

I love college basketball and of course the love affair is in full blossom this time of year. My romance began in 1966 when a bunch of...

Strong Inside

I love college basketball and of course the love affair is in full blossom this time of year. My romance began in 1966 when a bunch of...

Not the Party of Lincoln

Lincoln’s Social and Economic Policy In one year of his presidency, 1862, Lincoln signed four nation changing acts. One was the Homestead...

Not the Party of Lincoln

Lincoln’s Social and Economic Policy In one year of his presidency, 1862, Lincoln signed four nation changing acts. One was the Homestead...

Remarkable, But Shouldn’t Be…

You might say football is in a way a metaphor for American culture. We love the ritual and root for our favorites, while quietly...

The Year in Books

I did something this year that I have never done before. I kept track of everything I read. The list is eclectic, heavy on non-fiction,...

Power to the People

Among the raft of Executive Orders signed by Roosevelt, and permitted under the Emergency Act, was the creation of the Rural...

What’s In a Name

While the nation dangles one foot over the fiscal cliff and while most of the federal government remains shut down, the epicenter of...

My Summer Reading List

1913: The World Before the Great War The best book I’ve read in a while is the work of a British historian Charles Emmerson called 1913:...

Good Reads this Year

statesman/writer of the 20th – or perhaps any – Century. Over his long life he made serious money as a writer, won the Nobel Prize for...