Issues

Gaslight Parade

As Alice fell through the rabbit hole tunnel to Wonderland, she was beset by many things, from books to jars to a bust of the rabbit itself. Bedazzled and in a dreamlike state, Alice had to work her way through… Read More ›

Tone Deaf in a Cone of Silence

Despite a national civil war and a violent attack upon the 2020 presidential election results, neither major American political party nor their leaderships has undertaken steps toward creating channels for an improved and effective process of dialogue between elected officials… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

DO NOT FEED THE CHILDREN In 2017, a parent, learned that school lunches were being taken away from childrens’ hands when they could not pay for the meal. Instead, children were given a cheese sandwich or a snack. This inspired… Read More ›

Lies Suborn the Faithful

Editors’ Note: Reposted from NPR, February 21, 2021. Jared Stacy is still processing his decision to leave Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, Va., last year. Until November, he was ministering to young parishioners in their 20s and 30s. But in… Read More ›

Carefully Taught

The music and lyrics from South Pacific (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 stage classic and later a hit film) occasionally resonate in the current discourse concerning racial and ethnic relations. One tune, You Have to Be Carefully Taught, is preceded by… Read More ›

Tangled Up in Blue

Book Review by Frank Blechman Rosa Brooks’ new book, Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City, does not have all the answers about how to improve policing or police. Maybe, it doesn’t have any. It is, however, an honest,… Read More ›

Statehood for DC: Not a Good Idea

Since the Democrats captured a one-VP-vote majority in the United States Senate, a variant strain of Potomac fever has emerged infecting many DMV residents, pundits, and commentators. The fever has been incubated and accelerated, in part, as HR 1 as… Read More ›