Understanding Media — The Challenge Progressives Must Meet In 2020

A very fine and specific nuance emerged for me this past weekend in my own evolving attempt to understand American media coverage of politics, economics, and public affairs. There will...

Reporting of the Serena Williams Pregnancy Story Shows Irresponsible Media

Shortly after 10:30 AM Eastern, Serena Williams released her now-famous Snapchat picture, showing what appeared to be a baby bump and captioned "20 weeks." The Snapchat was deleted shortly...

George Herbert Walker Bush and Daniel Ellsberg — The Difficulty Of Life

A year ago at this time, "The Post" was one of the most marketed and publicized movies in the United States. The film retold the story of The Washington...

Christmas And America Need Each Other

The following might seem like a hyperbolic statement, but I will attempt to explain why, in December of 2018, it is anything but: The power of Christmas is fading...

Football and Politics Will Never Be Separable

Football is supposed to be a safe haven. It’s supposed to be a sacred place where people can go to forget about all the problems from the world, big...

The American Political Center is Losing its Voice

It is often said that our country is rapidly becoming more partisan. We can see evidence of this almost daily. The House and Senate are breaking along party lines...

The Case for Abolishing the NBA Draft

As the new NBA season beckons, there are many questions. How will Kevin Durant adjust to life in Golden State colors? Will Karl-Anthony Towns continue his meteoric rise, up...

New NFL Anthem Rules Show Entire Movement is Still Misunderstood

In a shocking move, the NFL announced the implementation of rules to effectively ban protesting during the National Anthem. The rules prohibit players from doing anything that “does not...

Perspective In The Age Of Trump

What good is a political column these days? I am about to find out. I'm not doing this for money -- if I expected money, I would try to submit freelance...

The American Political Imagination — How To Rediscover It

Here we go again. I am not going to dive into the details and nuances of the Judge Kavanaugh-Dr. Ford hearings on Thursday. It is hard to imagine any American...