The US Viewed From Abroad

Apr 08, 2021

Obstructing Governance as a Substitute for Public Policy

Apr 05, 2021

It is hard to figure out why it seems so difficult to be a white guy in today’s America, even though I am a white guy and should be able to figure it out. The problem seems to be that there are just too many people in America who are not white guys, or even white guys and gals combined. Whenever...

Ken Burns’ Misunderstanding of Pronouns

Mar 17, 2021

Last week, David Marchese interviewed filmmaker Ken Burns for The New York Times. It came on the occasion of yet another in the growing series of Burns documentaries about the iconic people, objects and trends that most Americans recognize as the pillars of their culture. They include baseball,...

The Privileged Path in America

Mar 17, 2021

It is hard to figure out how anything as important as access to COVID-19 vaccines could be left to chance and uncertainty. Welcome to America’s vaccine rollout, where privilege only works some of the time. And some of the privileged just can’t seem to get it to work for them like it almost...

Should Americans Fear Universal Health Care?

Mar 11, 2021

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