Category: Culture

Forgetting Day

Today’s calendar says it’s Memorial Day but reality intrudes. In all my 78 years I have never heard an elected public official in this country say such evil and cruel things as Ohio’s Governor John Kasich (R) did earlier this…

Gone Is The Rapture

Back in the day . . . a phrase dear to us lovers of music from the time when a song was defined as a combination of harmonious melody and lyrical poetry . . . there was a song that…

The Smell Test

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly…

Welcome Home, John McCain

I used to wonder what had happened to the clear-minded hero of Vietnam, John McCain, captured when his plane was shot down over North Vietnam during his 23rd combat mission, wounded, severely beaten and mercilessly tortured. He endured it for…

Ohh, America. Admit It.

If you ever doubted that Europe has a much higher level of culture than raw, polyglot, raucous, nekulturny USA, the results of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest make it clear that we will never live up to their tasteful standards.…