Conservatives, Cultural Fossils?

I’d first like to speak to my previous thoughts on the likes of groups such as white nationalists and ultraconservative Muslims. While I do still hold to my conclusion that the main thrusts of these two ideological groups are in opposition to what I see as the core...

Republican Fun with Aristocrats and Socialists

This just in. I’ve been lately reading around in a large volume of the late Christopher Hitchens’ essays entitled Arguably, which is arguably not a title.  But since Chris isn’t here anymore, I won’t argue with him.  The dead deserve the dignity of a decent repose. ...

Likable, Consistent Uncle Bernie

Even in the most well-planned and thought out conversations – especially of the political variety – the constant passion-fueled flow of ideas, rebuttals, and agreements take the discussion into places that weren’t initially accounted for.  If you add in the fact that...

America the Real

Conversation is like gliding.  In both activities, you look for thermals — or hot air! — upon which to get a lift.  When you succeed, you get taken by the rise.  And then you soon lose sight of any intention except, that is, to return eventually the place you began...

Who Is America For

The question of “who is America for?” has long been a debate between the various groups that assert themselves as the true sentinels of the American heart and soul. White nationalists claim the United States belongs to white Euro-Americans, for the “purest country”...

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