Since I left college in the ‘60s, my “thankful” list has shrunk. The “not thankful” list is on its second ream of paper. Ah, Thanksgiving. The time to be thankful, as tradition […]
American vs. unAmerican values, according to the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution
Mandatory arbitration. Under-resourced public defender’s offices. Secret evidence and secret trials. All are unAmerican and against the Sixth Amendment.
‘’Merica. Fuck, yeah. God bless.’
By Tamara Enz Cynicism and sarcasm toward my country and its future are hard for me to get around these days; sometimes I trip over them in unexpected ways. This was clear […]
Some reflections on freedom
Freedom means a lot of things to a lot of people. One thing I’m grateful for is that we live in a time and place where we’re as free as we are. […]
Happy 4th of July: what does “freedom” mean to you?
America is a great idea, but it’s hard to love these days. At some point tonight millions and millions of us will find ourselves sitting in a stadium or a park or […]
How many dead people is too many?
If we were talking about a policy that would kill thousands more Christians each year, it would be persecution Apparently it is now uncivil and alarmist to point at the gorilla in […]
Where is my tribe?
In the last two days I’ve been tone policed for being unkind, uncool, and tribal. Mind you, the single person doing the tone policing had nothing to say about what I signified. […]
People want me dead
If that got your attention, okay, that’s clickbaity, but without a click, and it’s true. It’s not just paranoia. Indulge me a moment, if you’re inclined. I clearly do better when I […]
A tale of newspapers’ financial collapse in three charts …
Three charts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, two covering about 15 years, bluntly demonstrate the swift collapse of the centuries-old newspaper industry business model. They also herald the rise of an […]
Want to save local news? Kill off local newspapers. Really.
Consider this verdict based on the evidence of economics: Local print newspapers ought to die. Now. That’s what one observer believes, and he’s pretty convincing. Newspapers are on their deathbeds now, burdened […]