by | Feb 6, 2019

For decades I was the biggest football fan ever. Also baseball. Also basketball. Also ice hockey. My grandfather, Zeyde (of blessed memory), introduced me to baseball when I was five or six. He lived in Brooklyn, hated the Dodgers for abandoning him, a…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Saturday, May 5th this year was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in Trier, Germany. On that day in 1818, a philosopher was born whose ideas would soon after prove essential to the historic torment of revolution, international conflicts,…

by | Jul 31, 2018

We are a nation of meddlesome Americans. It was not always thus. There was a time when Americans did not nark on their neighbors. They didn’t inform on their coworkers. They have not, historically, been the comrades in a communist…

by | May 4, 2018

What happens when conservatives win the House, the Senate, the majority of governorships and state houses and still lose the cultural war? What happens when Americans sense that there is a contempt for God, marriage, children, morality, free speech, free…

by | May 4, 2018

What happens when conservatives win the House, the Senate, the majority of governorships and state houses and still lose the cultural war? What happens when Americans sense that there is a contempt for God, marriage, children, morality, free speech, free…

by | Mar 29, 2018

Passover and Easter coincide which means that most of the nation is slowing down simultaneously and taking time to reflect on themselves, on God, on freedom, on slavery, on sin. Jewish people prepare by cleaning their homes and ridding it…

by | Mar 1, 2018

The realization that the American political climate has of late become hostile, unproductive, and downright horrid is nothing new to anyone.  The partisanship and tribalism that exists in our public discourse seems to find strange new ways to isolate and…

by | Mar 1, 2018

The realization that the American political climate has of late become hostile, unproductive, and downright horrid is nothing new to anyone.  The partisanship and tribalism that exists in our public discourse seems to find strange new ways to isolate and…

by | Feb 23, 2018

Lizzie Borden likely got away with murdering her dad and step-mom. She used an ax when procuring poison didn’t work. She was acquitted for her crimes, for which there was copious evidence, by a jury of twelve mustachioed men. The…

by | Jan 22, 2018

Culturally speaking, America is a wreck. Today, the United States has lost its unquestioned dominance over the world. America remains the first power among equals, but America’s once-considerable lead is essentially gone. The beginning of the end of American dominance…

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