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Keeping politics in perspective

Posted on September 4, 2016

A sense of perspective is critical to wise and effective political advocacy. Deeply rooted social and environmental problems can be... Continue

The national conventions – a tale of two cities

Posted on August 5, 2016

How did we end up here, where citizens of the same country, living and working side by side, are occupying two very different Americas?... Continue

Sanders and the future of the Party

Posted on July 6, 2016

The presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders in 2016 marks the arrival of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party to the head table... Continue

When the center no longer holds

Posted on April 30, 2016

The center cannot hold. The triad of institutions (the RNC, the DNC and MSM) that defined the norms and themes of 20th century politics... Continue

‘Diminished Democracy’ in The Springs

Posted on March 1, 2016

The Vintage House hosted two great public education programs this last month which both shed light on the state of American democracy.... Continue

The prime political delusion

Posted on February 3, 2016

The Vintage House is sponsoring an eight-week series (through February 25) entitled “Diminished Democracy,” presented by lecturer... Continue

Art predicts politics

Posted on January 8, 2016

Over the holiday weekend, I saw two films that really put their finger on the pulse of the present moment in our culture: “Star Wars:... Continue

Vive la France! Down with Daesh!

Posted on December 3, 2015

As the UN Climate summit (COP 21) meets under heavy security in Paris, the city and the rest of the civilized world are still reeling... Continue

Defining political deviance downwards

Posted on November 4, 2015

The recent CNBC Republican primary debate provided a valuable insight into the conservative mind-set. Traditional ‘reality-based’... Continue

Pope Francis raises the bar for Congress

Posted on October 2, 2015

I attended a public viewing of the Pope’s address to Congress at the shared worship space of the First Congregational Church (FCC)... Continue