Category Archives: Politics

Missing Words

There’s been a lot of discussion around whether there’s a word missing in the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” There isn’t. To paraphrase a paraphrase, it says what it means and means what it says. It’s short and self-contained, and yet … Continue reading

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Precedential Fixation

Any fight against Trump must by necessity involve a struggle to reach the hearts and minds of those who support him. There can be no successful strategy against Trump that does not also include the one-quarter of the electorate that voted … Continue reading

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Confronting the New Reality

That Donald Trump has been living in a reality of his own making (or at least one in which he sees his skewed world views reflected, whether he made this reality himself or not) is not surprising. We’ve known this … Continue reading

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My Evening with Fidel

Yesterday marks nearly 16 years to the day that I met Fidel Castro while visiting Cuba in December of 2000. His death has sparked numerous articles analyzing his contributions and his mistakes, as well as decrying his despotic measures, and … Continue reading

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The Other 9/11

We tend to remember the tragedies more than the celebrations.  That’s not a new, earth-shattering revelation, it’s just true.  For example, many Americans could probably tell you when World War II started, even down to the day, but when was … Continue reading

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Abortion

The title gives this away, but I’m gonna come right out and say that this is going to offend a lot of people.  I should also say that I’m pretty angry.  I’ve seen far too many of my friends and … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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