I first started to think about this piece during the primaries, in late 2015. Listening to a friend (Jim) rail away on the tragicomic nature of a Trump candidacy I couldn't help but try to find an upside to what was, admittedly, the odd combination of amusement and anxiety that the thought of a possible … Continue reading Candy Cummings, Donald Trump: Closer Than You Think
This piece was originally written and posted near the end of November, three years ago. I just thought that considering the progress we've made in that time, it would be delightfully ironic to look back at a period where we were so obsessed with trivial issues. How refreshing to know we're beyond all … Continue reading The End of Days
We have now, as a culture, reached a place where words in common usage have undergone an Orwellian transmutation. I realize that this is not a new phenomenon and that what I'm going to write about is not revelatory, but I thought that in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season I would try to … Continue reading Intolerant Me
A while back I was having dinner with a friend and the subject of hate crime legislation came up. My friend, Danny, was surprised to find that I was not in favor of it. When he expressed his skepticism regarding my stance I asked him if he was in favor of gay people serving in … Continue reading Hate Crime Legislation: Criminal Minds?
Since last November I've had more than a few people attempt to explain the election to me in terms remarkably unflattering to Trump supporters. These moments have been, in no particular ratio, confusing, amusing and enraging. It's also been a persistent reminder of the intractable nature of the polarizing populism we're suffering from as a … Continue reading Tyler Kepner: Trump’s Best Hope For 2020
On Tuesday November 7th New York City will be electing a chief executive. Offering an opinion that no functional adult could possibly be interested in, I'm endorsing Robert Liebowitz for the position. In the interest of full disclosure I must acknowledge that Bob has been a friend of mine for nearly thirty years. Until last … Continue reading Liebowitz For Mayor