Traveling on America’s Dangerous Path

October 22, 2020

As America plunges toward its own version of an election demolition derby, a choice is very clear to just about everybody. The problem is that there are two choices, no consensus and a lot of angry right-wingers with guns who fervently support the choice that is almost certain to be rejected by...

The Worst President at the Worst Time

May 14, 2020

A “perfect storm” is an overused expression that often describes what happens when a whole lot of things go wrong at the same time to create a disastrous situation or outcome. Welcome to America in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. If it is possible to have a tsunami of perfect...

The Social Media Pandemic

April 24, 2020

Some people in the US seem surprised that a form of cultural chaos is spreading far more rapidly than the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. It’s the predictable consequence of three convergent phenomena: American individualism, the confrontational forms of expression it takes through social...

America Called Its Government, But No One Answered

March 23, 2020

I have just finished a couple of weeks on the road in Texas, during which time the coronavirus pandemic blew up across the American landscape. The best sign that something serious was happening while I was on the road was the number of guys in truck stop and convenience store restrooms...