In her essays, the award-winning novelist examines the significance, past, present, and future, of America’s missing Religious Left.
Ted Cruz’s dopplegangers & Latin America’s Mr Fix It.
Because of neglect of the role of the broader role of citizenship, Americans can blame themselves for the unenlightened bitterness and abject stagnation of politics. We can do better, but it will require a renewed interest in achieving common things instead of individual victories. It will require taking our job as participants in a democracy more seriously.
Chris Christie, Calving Coolidge… sigh… and Trump.
A former denizen of our nation’s capital reflects upon an essential ingredient in the stew that is our politics: delicious, plentiful booze.
Did being right on Iraq make Obama cocky? What’s up with that right-wing German party? And more…
Morning Joe, Mitt, and The Donald (and The Donald, and The Donald…)
Some links on comparative governing models. And Trump.
What was old is new still.
An especially meaty discussion of red meat politics!
Let’s be sure to not forget Richard Nixon while we’re having all our political fun.
My prediction: Trump 31%, Cruz 21%, Kasich 17%, Rubio 12%, Bush 8%, Christie 5%
An assassination plot? Definining Trumpku, and more…
Is Puerto Rico a colony? Can Texas stop Trump? And more…
This Week! Britain, Gender, Society, Technology, Politics, and Religion!
This Week! Crime, Daesh, Politics, Government, Housing, and Society! (Also, Happy Holidays)
This Week! Environment, Europe, Immigration, Politics, and Society!
This week: Health, Education, Business, Poilitics, Government, and Society.
Tinkering with some verse, leaving nothing to chance.
This Week: Terror, Immigration, Politics, Health, Religion, and Family!
Oh, it has an allure like unto pornography or narcotics. Eschew! Eschew!
Guest Author T. Greer eulogizes the neglect of our literary heritage in contemporary rhetoric.
Burt Likko nearly cheats on his abstention vows.
This essay is about reading gay porn before class. And it resurrects an Ideological Outrage Of The Day from 2012. And a graphic novel. And striking out romantically. And Richard Dawkins.
A snapshot of a crowded campaign, taken right as the gate opens.
The wisdom of a sports movie and the insight of a litigator show that the best time is now — right now — for the nation to reconcile some of its deep social fissures.
In a sense, it is the perfect speculative fiction novel, even as it pays unspoken homage to a similarly-themed book by very different authors from thirty-eight years ago.
Hiram Johnson’s worst nightmare threatens to crawl out of a nasty little cave in Orange County, California.
Criticizing Scott Walker for not having completed his college degree may or may not be elitist. Because something is elitist, however, doesn’t make it invalid. So is it valid? Will Truman considers…
Wow, first the Fat Boys break up and now this.
Michael Drew had an idea. He might vigorously oppose its implementation if it ever became realistic.
Recently there was a discussion here about the value of OT co-founder Freddie deBoer’s writing,
Democracy is a lonely business.
Same cast, brand new season! Burt Likko offers a look at some of the high points of the Supreme Court’s docket for the 2014-2015 Term.
Aha! So this is what happened to the Heritage Foundation.