Americans have always been smug in our own self-assurance that "it can't happen here". We looked to Germany in the 30s and 40s as some sort of…
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Writing. It's a strange way to spend your time. There is not a writer alive who is not filled with self-doubt (and occasional self-loathing). We all…
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I was on vacation for a few days this week, so I only had time to write two new columns instead of the promised three. But here’s something I wrote 10…
At this point all you can do is strap yourself in and grab the popcorn. Days after taking the 5th amendment nearly 450 times in a separate criminal…
So this past weekend the MAGAs gathered at their Conservative Political Action Conference. CPAC as it's known to one in all. A place of alternate…
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Getting old is a peculiar business. If asked my age, it's not at the tip of my tongue. I have to think about it. And sometimes I have to do the math in…
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Today’s column is free to all. Please consider becoming a subscriber to get ‘em all. Thank you for your continued support. As a kid in Catholic school…
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It's Monday. It's August. This summer has been relentless. I'm desperate for the fall. I want the heat and storms gone, replaced by the explosion of…
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The Civil War got its hooks into me back in the early 90s. Nothing I learned about it in school had any sort of effect before that. It was just names…
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Some music will forever sound best when it's summer. The first three Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes records, for instance. White boy soul, driven…
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It was a bad night for Josh Hawley, the Trump-loving Missouri Senator who has embraced what he called "a revival of strong and healthy manhood in…
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