I think it better that in times like these A poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth We have no gift to set a statesman right; He has had enough of meddling […]
The very first things I wrote about the internet were dark: hate groups, right wing extremists, and their ability to do harm in cyberspace. Twenty-three years ago I began an academic relationship […]
So, the coronavirus, yeah. How are you holding up? It’s crazy out there, right? Not like ‘violence in the streets’ crazy, not yet, but nutty enough. I really hope you’ve got enough […]
Visitor to America: Hello! I am new in your country. Can you teach me importants for live here? Me: Visitor to America: OK! Am now leaving!
This country looks like one that’s about to learn some things the hard way. Riffing on Sam’s post about Rome… We all got taught that Rome fell when the barbarians sacked Rome. […]
There are 21 senses and subsenses of the adverb “well,” not all of which can apply to the phrase “well-regulated militia.” Which ones apply and why?
Gateway to a photo album of seething humanity… I’ve shopped in a lot of 7-11s in my life. Maybe you have too. I only started photographing people I’d encounter at 7-11 a […]
The gun violence that plagues the US has a simple answer. Contrary to the opinions of gun fundamentalists, It’s not “more guns.”
But I often scream, long and loud, from the dark depths within a naïve man who still mourns the death of the American Dream, and stands guard over the lilies and crocuses […]
The NFL just administered a stupidity test to the American public. How’d you do? The NFL’s recent “tryout” for Colin Kaepernick was pure Kabuki. And it was, obviously, from the git-go. Two […]