Thanks to Nina MacLaughlin for her close reading and recommendation of my translation of Julien Vocance’s One Hundred Visions of War, originally published in 1916.
Tag: The Boston Globe
“The GOP Brand Now!”
The White House is on Fire!
Ward Sutton’s cartoons vis-a-vis the Trump administration are among the most incisive and memorable commentaries I’ve seen. We all realize how absurd it is for the President to dismiss the pandemic by saying, “If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases,” but we find ourselves at a loss for words to describe how inane the remark is. Sutton says it for us:
The Great Bill Russell’s Hope for America
One of the first books that made an impression on me was a memoir by the legendary Bill Russell, Second Wind, co-authored with Taylor Branch, who later won the Pulitzer for Parting the Waters, the first of three books chronicling America in the King Years. Here is a brief but eloquent statement from Russell about the “strange times” we’re living in. Our president could learn a lot about winning from this true champion.
“I was being sarcastic!”
This cartoon says it all:
Untangling the GOP’s Spin
Here’s an essential viewers guide to the impeachment hearings: don’t let the spin turn your head around: The impeachment inquiry: Untangling the GOP’s spin – The Boston Globe
How to pray for the Trump Administration
The 14th Amendment, one of the Republican Party’s noblest achievements
Jeff Jacoby notes that Donald Trump, a so-called conservative, wants to scrap “one of the Republican Party’s noblest achievements” —the fourteenth amendment. Read his column here: Abolishing birthright citizenship would be ‘frankly ridiculous’ — and profoundly un-American – The Boston Globe
Does Donald Trump Love America?
Conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby reminds us that “when it comes to bad-mouthing the United States, the ‘Squad’ doesn’t hold a candle to Donald J. Trump.”
An Improbable Source of Truth
Stop the presses! Donald Trump actually spoke the truth, for once. Here is a link to Andrew J. Bacevich’s editorial in The Boston Globe. It’s a must-read, as is everything Bacevich writes.