I’m glad some U.S. orchestras cut Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture from their July 4 concerts. Let’s just drop it once and for all. Do we really need to celebrate our independence • Read More »
Fear and voluntary servitude are powerful political motivators. “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.” This was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice to Oliver Wendell Holmes who, as • Read More »
We’ve had a really close call. I’m glad I put blogging and much else aside for a while, when I became deeply immersed in the Biden/Harris get out the vote • Read More »
Pullout from NATO in a second Trump term? The September 3 New York Times piece by @michaelcrowley was enough to trigger palpitations in any old security policy wonk. No big surprise, in truth. The President • Read More »
Avoiding demographic meltdown requires immigration, now more than ever. There is bad news for the U.S. birthrate. Peter Coy writes for Bloomberg that, due to the pandemic, 2021 births here could • Read More »
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