by | Jan 24, 2020

A political Halley’s Comet flew over the Capitol this week. Even politics junkies averted their gaze. The Senate impeachment trial of a sitting president, just the third such event in the history of the republic, strangely acted as soporific rather…

by | Oct 12, 2019

The fictional setting for National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) is mythical Faber College, in 1962. A largely traditional small college set in suburbia, near a small town, staid Faber is turned upside down by the raucous, party-crazy students at Delta…

by | Jul 18, 2018

Alexander Hamilton is most famous for a fight. A fight that lasted mere seconds, a two-bullet battle with a casualty count of one — Hamilton himself. And though Hamilton’s notorious duel with Aaron Burr may have been the most notorious…

by | Dec 17, 2016

Actually, Alexander Hamilton was a brilliant man.  But even brilliant men sometimes advance ideas that turn out to be spectacularly wrong-headed.  Such is the case with Hamilton’s Federalist Paper No. 68. This long-forgotten work is suddenly relevant because a bunch…

by | Dec 12, 2016

Fair Warning: Before reading any further, you may want to retreat to your safe space, and remember to bring along your 101 Mandalas coloring book. Here we go: Seventy percent of George Washington’s first cabinet were military men. And let’s…

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