Thursday, November 15, 2018

Congratulations, America! You survived democracy

As I’m sure every single one of you people reading this column are aware, we had a mid-term election a few days ago. And...

The Kavanaugh debacle cost Democrats the Senate

Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats’ campaign to...

Thinleaf sunflower

Beautiful wildflowers are welcome at Angelkeep. Any plant that is not welcome is referred to as a weed. So even an invasive plant can...

Political antibodies are strengthening the nation’s immune system

America’s body politic has recently been scarred by excruciating political shingles, and 2018 campaigning was equivalent to acid reflux. But Tuesday’s elections indicated that...

Waiting for the GOP to untangle a moral knot

This is a quiet, unassuming little state, isn’t it? While scandals from Washington bubble and froth in the social media septic tank, accusations of...

Reporting on an openly anti-reporter president

I never thought I would be so apprehensive to do my job as a journalist in 21st Century America — but I guess this...

The short-term memory of the outrage machine

When the president announced that he was sending the U.S. military to help secure our southern border, he received bipartisan praise from members of...

Urban America’s vagrancy outrage

It’s appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai — and San Francisco,...

Only seven years old — not so vintage after all

I used this space a couple of weeks ago to write about the word vintage following an experience I had with my 2011 Mac...

Thinking about anti-semitism

In the days following the murder rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue, I received several expressions of grief from friends who are committed...