Obama’s speech defects
February 4, 2015 As a young Illinois state senator at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he delivered a memorable keynote address, which, almost overnight, vaulted him into presidential consideration. more »»
We could have predicted Cake Wars II
January 30, 2015 We should have seen this one coming. This is America, after all, a country having no shortage of people with, apparently, too much time on their hands. So someone should have predicted Cake Wars I. more »»
Free community college is a start
January 28, 2015 It’s good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem. And some are even looking to solutions beyond making the rich richer through tax cuts. more »»
A new Victorian generation?
January 28, 2015 Public policymakers and political pundits tend to focus on problems — understandably, because if things are going right, they aren’t thought to need attention. more »»
Sanders has mountains to climb
January 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont’s Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on... more »»
Against terrorism — but for what?
January 27, 2015 Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France “is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism.” This tells us what France is fighting agains. more »»
From New York Newspapers
January 22, 2015 The Watertown Daily Times on freshman Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of northern New York. Jan. 16. Republican leaders in the U.. more »»
The year of living dangerously
January 21, 2015 What if Al-Qaeda or ISIS poisoned America’s drinking water, contaminated our rivers and used the railroads to deliver bombs that randomly exploded with deadly force in towns across the nation? The... more »»