An urban pastoral. The second half of August and early September were unseasonably chill and dreary. It felt like we’d be battening down sooner rather than later. Would all those peaches on […]
America’s low self-esteem problem
The coming generations have a lot of reasons to hate Baby Boomers. The spiraling national debt. Climate change. Looting Social Security. Having to listen to sixties music all the time. But perhaps […]
Jobs, Zuckerberg, Bezos: what do our titans of tech say about us?
We have met the enemy and he is us Steve Jobs may be the most significant human of the past century. Sure, that’s a huge claim, but with a series of innovations […]
What will you choose, America? Your values, or Donald the messiah?
Donald has claimed the mantle of a messiah, not merely that of an autocrat. It’s now time for every American to choose between what is easy and what is right.
Privilege, thy name is Amy Wax
The Amy Wax/UPenn problem isn’t about academic freedom, it’s about unexamined privilege. And firing her won’t solve the problem. The University of Pennsylvania and law professor Amy wax are embroiled in a […]
The WASR-10 rifle is a military weapon
The only functional difference between an AK-47 and the WASR-10 (and any of a dozen similar firearms) is the rate of fire. But given the size of the magazine and the lethality of the weapons, that’s a distinction without a difference.
7’2″ and wise beyond measure: S&R Honors Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“A culture can admire both the physical and intellectual.” An intellectual. That’s a word that often conjures up an adjective – effete, thanks to Nixon’s former vice president. Intellectual is a word […]
Two years of bigotry by Donald and his Administration
Donald is a hateful bigot, and his Administration has turned his bigotry and hate into official US policy.
Is this what we want our world to be?
Abortion laws are about control
Not surprisingly the S&R writers have been participating in an email conversation over the proliferation of extremist abortion laws: Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama specifically. Someone suggested a post about the role of […]