Happy Fourth of July. We’re doomed.

Now that the barbecues and fireworks are done, I would like to spend a few minutes talking about the U.S. Constitution. So as not to be a complete wet blanket, I interviewed Dr. Kevin R. C. Gutzman, a historian who believes the country has gone to hell, constitutionally speaking. “Iran […]

Don’t talk about Alex Morgan like that!

The governing body of World Cup Soccer, FIFA, is under fire this week for an article on the organization’s official website that describes Alex Morgan, the star of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, in a dismissively sexist manner. The article started this way: “Alex Morgan is one of the most […]

From poetry to prose: A search for meaning

My youngest son is a poet and so upon his graduation from college (yay!) and return home for the summer, we have been having discussions about what poetry is. You won’t be surprised to hear that we haven’t figured it out. But we know that we like some and can’t […]

A great interview from the saddle at the Belmont

One of my favorite moments at the three big horse races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, is when the reporter interviews the winning jockey right after the race ends while they are both on horseback. Mostly, I wonder at how the reporter, Donna Brothers, does it. I would be […]