The COVID Resurgence (or Revenge of the Sick)

As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic raged across the country over the summer of 2020, there was no shortage of public health officials, epidemiologists, medical practitioners and statisticians warning that a second wave of the virus could be expected. They implored the public to minimize social gatherings, continue wearing masks when around people and prepare for the […]

Requiem for the American Dream

Whatever one’s opinions or feelings regarding Donald J. Trump as head of state, a businessman, parent, spouse or human being, there is no denying the profound influence he has exercised over large swaths of the American electorate. His boorish approach to leadership has captivated millions. His indifference to advice and recommendations has been applauded by […]

The Great Undoing

There is a coup underway in the United States of America. Some have made an excellent argument that this coup has been going on for several years and is nearing a point of completion. The American electorate has been conscious participants and unwitting victims, but this coup has taken place all the same. This isn’t […]

Voting in the Age of Supression

As states across the country continue to undermine the voting rights of their citizens, let us look briefly at one of the simplest, yet most effective barriers to the exercise of voting rights. In an effort to halt the great specter of “voter fraud” state governments have established regulations that force voters to present ID […]

The Great Debate

I will begin by stating, firmly and loudly, that I did not watch the 26 September ‘debate’ between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I was getting ready for bed by the time it started and was asleep by the time it concluded. I do not feel that I missed anything important and, based upon the […]

Civil Disobedience and Its Detractors

The ongoing events in Charlotte, North Carolina again bring to the public’s attention the strange tension at work in this country when it comes to the notion of civil disobedience. On the one hand we have a nation whose very existence is a testament to the power of action in the face of traditional authority. Ours […]