Oct 8, 2020
Quarantine Queen vs. Representative Democracy
Does representative democracy matter during a pandemic? Or do we dispense with it in favor of unchecked rule by executives and health departments?Those questions recently came to a...
Sep 25, 2020
A Time to Fight
Donald Trump, his supporters say, is a man who fights. Yet that supposed fighting can sometimes feel more like Punch and Judy-style slapstick theater. In the Trump era, only the...
Jun 30, 2020
Don’t Cheer Woodrow Wilson’s Cancelation
First things first: Woodrow Wilson was a deplorable bigot and one of the worst presidents in American history. He re-segregated the federal government, glamorized the Ku Klux Klan,...
Jun 26, 2020
Here Come the Bourgeois Bolsheviks
Depicting revolutionary France, Dickens wrote, “Six tumbrils roll along the streets. Change these back again to what they were, thou powerful enchanter, Time, and they shall be...
Apr 21, 2020
We’ve Broken the Public Patience Curve
We’ve heard a lot lately about breaking the coronavirus curve. Now let’s imagine another graph, this one measuring time gone by on its X axis and public patience with...
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