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The Decline of the Republican Party - First Gradually and then Suddenly
In line with the famous quote from Ernest Hemingway, the Republican Party seems to see their fortunes on the decline – gradually for now – but perhaps suddenly before much longer.
07 Apr 2021 · EssayRead now…
Free Speech at the Crossroads
No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, questions surrounding free speech are hot-button items these days. Should anyone be free to say anything, about anyone, at any time, and to any audience? If not, who's responsible for moderation, and what are the rules? And at what point does moderation become censorship?
17 Feb 2021 · EssayRead now…
The Clown Coup
The invasion of our Capitol building on January 6th, 2021, and the accompanying disruption of the work of our duly elected members of Congress, was certainly an unprecedented and frightening addition to our American history books. And yet, despite all of the terrifying and shocking things we witnessed during this day, the one thing we didn't see was any serious attempt to seize power, or to overthrow our government.
08 Jan 2021 · EssayRead now…
The history of Leonard Cohen's song “Hallelujah” is a fascinating one. Cohen's songs had never really been embraced by the masses, and his first recording of “Hallelujah” in the early eighties was part of an album so lacking in obvious commercial appeal that the president of CBS Records responded to it by saying: “What is this? This isn't pop music. We're not releasing it. This is a disaster.”
29 Oct 2020 · AppreciationRead now…