Questions on Which No One Agrees: Infrastructure, Cuba and Jobs

August 18, 2021

In August, the Daily Devil’s Dictionary appears in a single weekly edition containing multiple items taken from a variety of contexts. Obama Hosts the Jet Set While Biden Plays the Propeller As Barack Obama held a lavish do at his Martha’s Vineyard manor, US President Joe Biden tweeted...

The Historical Significance of Malcolm X’s Assassination

February 24, 2021

Americans remember four spectacular and symbolic assassinations from the 1960s. That of President John F. Kennedy, shot in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, November 22, 1963, marks a moment of maximum trauma in modern US history. For three days, television channels ran with no advertising as the...

Recruiting an Army for a Civil War

January 13, 2021

Last week’s storming of the Capitol has already achieved the traumatic status of only a few other events in recent US history: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and 9/11. Its historical consequences will play out for years if not...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: It “Outweighs” Public Interest

May 02, 2018

Trump has refused to honor his promise to release the final archives relating to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In objective terms, information has no weight. But as all citizens of the information age know — especially after the Cambridge Analytica scandal — nothing has more value...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Hoover Defines “Having Something Issued”

October 31, 2017

The art of programming what people need to know in troubled times. TODAY’S 3D DEFINITION: HAVING SOMETHING ISSUED With the release of most of the classified documents dating from 1963, the public has finally learned what J. Edgar Hoover was concerned about in the aftermath of the John F....