Politics

A Populist Path to Power?

A Populist Path to Power?

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary...

Diversity Training

Saving the World From Book Clubs

Saving the World From Book Clubs

There was a time—or so I’m told, anyway; it was long before my day—when...

High Life

To Hell With the Truth

To Hell With the Truth

Last week in the Bagel, and then London here I come. As I write, hundreds of...

Warshington

The Real White House

The Real White House

Washington, D.C., May 15th, 2014: “What the HELL is going on?” roars POTUS as...

The Untold Story

White Devils for a Free Africa

White Devils for a Free Africa

I write this while American unmanned flights and 18 American “specialists” are...

Derbtown

Two Bad Answers

Two Bad Answers

Wednesday this week marks the 25th anniversary of the Chinese army’s retaking...

Diversity Training

Witches and Snitches

Witches and Snitches

Watch out, codgers, curmudgeons and crackpots: Michelle Obama is enlisting your...

Political Economy

When Eggheads Go Sour

When Eggheads Go Sour

Recently I read an interview with the President of Niger, the francophone country...

Media Death

One Grey Lady Fires Another

One Grey Lady Fires Another

Within my lifetime, The New York Times will close its doors for good. “It’s...

Crime and Punishment

Blood in Oklahoma

Blood in Oklahoma

An almost botched execution in Oklahoma has revived a debate of sorts about...

Modest Proposals

Mr. Putin Goes to Motown

Mr. Putin Goes to Motown

Regardless of what dog you have in the Ukrainian turmoil, it is clear that...

Trending

World War Webcam

World War Webcam

Have you Tweeted, Facebooked, YouTubed, Instagrammed, or LinkedIn (LOL) your...

Derbtown

We Shall Overspend!

We Shall Overspend!

Hope, our grandmothers told us, makes a good breakfast, but a poor supper. My...

Modern Weapons

How to Check Your Privilege Every 3,000 Miles

How to Check Your Privilege Every 3,000 Miles

A great kerfuffle, ballyhoo, and brouhaha recently erupted after a phenotypically...

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