A new piece I wrote for The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Is-the-New-/241533?cid=wsinglestory_41_1 .
A baseball article of mine was pub’d by my hometown Detroit Free Press yesterday: “Trade to Houston Astros pays off for ex-Tigers ace Justin Verlander”
A car with two men pulled up to Justin Verlander’s penthouse apartment in downtown Birmingham. They parked. It was a Thursday at just about 11:30 pm, August 31st. They were coming from the Detroit Tigers’ central office, sent by General Manager Al Avila, with papers for the Tigers’ long-time star to sign. After a year…… Continue reading The Sorrows of Old Verlander
A different version of this article appeared in The New Republic on May 16th. And so it seems we do have Dick Nixon to kick around some more. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, Jr., once again and in force, the shade with the five-o-clock shadow returned to haunt…… Continue reading The Art of the -Gate
This essay was first posted on Intellectual Takeout : We were warned. What would happen? Who could we trust? In the era of fake news, “alternative facts,” insult, and innuendo, when the time came…who was to be believed? In the fog of war–even of limited war and tactical skirmishes–the truth splinters into half-truths, conflicting conclusions, and incomplete…… Continue reading On Syria and Confusion…
“Her wings are cut and then she is blamed for not knowing how to fly.”
– Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949 [cont…]
The dust has settled on the 2016 presidential election and many conclusions have been drawn as the first draft of history is all but written. The New Republic called it the “Democrats’ Biggest Disaster.” The Washington Post wrote of the “Decimation of the Democratic Party.” But wait, before the ink dries, let us consider, just…… Continue reading A TRUMP FOR THE PEOPLE: the first of two essays re-evaluating the 2016 presidential election