George Soros is the target of Donald Trump’s dogwhistles and GOP Anti-Semitism. Can Karl Popper, or women in elevators save us?
The Gettysburg address is on Trump and Obama’s minds, though for inspiring rhetoric or for civil war depends on who you ask.
Praying for the sick means, now, praying for America, the nation.
Can you step in the same river twice? You can easily dip your feet in the same Trump media stream twice.
I had come to Paris to take a breather from deranged tweets, a friend’s bad MRI, calls in the night and the whole gathering storm. But I found angels.
The idea of evil makes a tribal, politically-loaded and socially-constructed category into a universal one. But, does the shoe fit?
Michael Pollan had enlightenment envy.
Oprah gave a pitch-perfect commencement speech at my school’s graduation, a mix of motivation (“Be the truth. Be. The. Truth.”) and motivation shtick (“Invest in a quality mattress. And don’t cheap out on your shoes.”). The exhortation that won the biggest rise from the thousand USC Annenberg students: “Vote. Vote. Vote.” Their cheers almost made me forget that most of them probably won’t.
In this week’s episode, Roseanne hates on the Muslims. Spoiler alert: By the end, Roseanne gets woke. But how many racist jokes can the season’s highest-rated scripted TV series make without itself being racist?
I don’t know if Timothy Burke is going to save journalism, but he’s highlighting the battle for local news.