Donald Trump has distinguished himself as America’s most anarchic and comical fomenter of violent contempt. He has not created this culture, however. We have.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy program reminds us that many people are enthusiastic about contradictory nonsense when it seems to break through a persistent impasse.
Isn’t there something mysterious about our difficult times that causes Batman and Superman to become morally ambiguous enemies?
Militant populism that comes from people with no military experience is all but guaranteed to be dumb and dangerous in a way warriors are not. So Andrew Jackson needs to go.
Stun the snobs. Make them remember how noble in grace we can be even at our lowest and most betrayed.
We need to understand Donald Trump’s success. If we don’t, we’ll suffer a third wave of frustrated, debilitating confusion.
Rather than worrying about personal smears, Marco Rubio should recognize his rivals have a much more lethal weapon to use against him.
In a climate of all-consuming paranoia there’s hardly a choice but to feel outright comradeship with someone whose plucky charisma is untouched by needling persecution.
Rather than thinking solely in terms of shooters and terrorists, we must now also think in terms of mercenaries and warlords.
For us Americans, Jar Jar Binks-style tacky and unrefined immaturity is never merely an act: it’s a way of life. That includes religion.
No, not the magazine. The original playboy was too busy reading lines to write them.
The real lesson of 9/11 emerged: everything can change forever, every year, out of what, on closer inspection, is never really the clear blue.
Donald Trump resonates with our world to the point of emanating daily shock waves because he is not of our world.
We’re already in a world together, but stepping into another expands the experience of our own.
Without love and commitment, people feel a need to reflexively protect the tribes that allow us to remain anonymous. Just like lawyers.
Mumford and Sons’ ‘Wilder Mind’ demands, like a bad significant other: Explain me, for I cannot explain myself.
The populist impulse to attack Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber must be tempered by recognizing he has told us all a truth we don’t want to hear.
Neoliberals and neoconservatives have misunderstood human dignity and overreached accordingly. Time for a dose of realism.
Escaping the pink police state requires us to set aside fears that we cannot change and once again speak with each other, face to face.
Part three of a series: It’s too hard to govern ourselves, but too oppressive to live under the administrative state. Is this situation inevitable?
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