Everyone uses the slippery slope argument when it suits them and opposes it when it doesn’t. It was used by the Left against the partial-birth abortion ban in 2003. It was used by the Right […]
Every time we sit another Congress, I inexplicably think of this painting by Vito Campanella.
Politics is a professional sport. It has regularly scheduled contests in which score is kept and a winner is declared. It has annual seasons full of masterful plays and career-ending catastrophes. It has a daily […]
Everybody sees what they want to see. art by Amy Sherald, Brian Kenny, David Hammons, Faile Library, Icy & Sot, Jasper Johns, Keith Haring, Niels Kalk, Robert Carter, and Tony Futura.
William Gibson famously observed, a couple decades ago now, that the future had arrived, it just wasn’t evenly distributed. The fact that he had to say that and that people still find it insightful suggests […]
No matter how long I make a study of it, I cannot stop marveling at the slippery imprecision of English. It is not the most poetic language, but it is the most poetical in that […]