Category Archives: US Politics

Announcing the podcast series A HOUSE UNITED: Understanding America and Each Other

I’m privileged to announce I’ve been asked to be a featured guest on The Literary Round Table podcast for a special series of conversation entitled “A House United: Understanding America and Each Other.” “A House United” takes an in-depth, thoughtful … Continue reading

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The Flag

Several people have asked me recently what my thoughts are about the Confederate flag controversy. It occurred to me that there is no better explanation than in the following excerpt from the book. “In a room across the house, away … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

I’m sure we remember the drawing exercise we did as children, the one where we connected a seeming maze of dots on a piece of paper. We didn’t know where we were going, but once we finished, we saw a … Continue reading

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Follow the Money, Part II

In my previous post, I commented on a post by Andrew Schmookler regarding his view that Republicans bear the primary responsibility for the partisan gridlock that grips our national discourse and paralyzes the working of the people’s business, i.e. government. I … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

Recently I read Andrew Schmookler’s article entitled, “The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back” in the Huffington Post.  It is both compelling and disturbing, both inpinpointing similarities between the cultural and political divides that existed then and … Continue reading

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Why the 1864 Presidential Election May Be the Most Important One in Our History

It is dicey to make “the most” statements. History is constantly being written. Usually it is not recognized as history in the moment, but only when later generations have the benefit of understanding the larger context in which it unfolded. … Continue reading

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