Cultural news, topics and points of interest.

Law enforcement gathers at First Baptist Church
Can the women’s march become a women’s movement?

Clare Bresnahan runs a non-profit called She Should Run that helps women prepare for the unique challenges of being a woman candidate.

Contemplative man

The toughest obstacle in scaling the mountain toward a valid life, I have come to believe, is that it has become so much of a solo climb in today’s America.

Trump signs executive orders

‘Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard,’ H. L. Mencken

Van runs over pedestrians

‘Public labeling of mass shooters as terrorists since 9/11 has been anything but consistent.’

Gun regulation protester

We have actively chosen to accept and thus condone the levels of gun violence, gun injuries and gun deaths that have existed here for decades.

Trump speaks at Faith and Freedom conference

In the short run, better government is doomed by the people who staff it and run it. Fixing that is primarily a human resources problem.

Richard Nixon

An informal survey with interesting results

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

U.S. should look hard at France’s leader without a party

Early 21st century Western discontents

Economic losses are only part of the explanation

Trump wants to deport 3 million immigrants

In January the president signed an Executive Order barring federal funds from ‘sanctuary cities’ and beefing up an existing program that allows local law enforcement to be deputized to enforce immigration laws.

Trump and Chrisite attend opioid panel discussion

The new administration showed signs this week of struggling for a coordinated solution.

Trumpcare vs Obamacare

Americans bemoan health care system constantly, change it rarely

Mexicans meet separated family members through U.S.-Mexico border fence