Superheroes have childhoods too, you know… You can be anything in America, and anything can be you. To even put the costume on you have to believe somewhere in even the smallest […]
July 4, 2018: What, if anything, can stave off the ruination of the Republic?
Only trust … assuming it can still be found. In 2007, on this overblown, sadly commercialized holiday whose historical moment has been buried by beer, barbecue, patriotic bombast, and over-the-top, often taxpayer-paid […]
Independence Day, a baseball game, and fireworks in the age of Donald Trump
Donald, Independence Day, a baseball game, and fireworks proved to be a recipe for cognitive dissonance.
Another Fourth, another episode of blissful national blindness
No red, white, and blue adorn my flagpole. No patriotic bunting arches over my front door. No fireworks await their flaming demise. I no longer enjoy the nation’s formal parting from Great […]
What the rockets' red glare wrought one July 4th holiday
A 20-year anniversary slips by unnoticed. July 3 marked 20 years since the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655. All 290 passengers aboard, including 66 children, were killed. In the […]