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The Chronicles of a Presidency

It is unlike the question “Where were you on 9/11/2001?” to remember where you were on the day the latest P45 shocker was issued. In the past 1,300+ days since his inauguration, this President, according to The Washington Post, has… Read More ›

American Exceptionalism Today

The term “American exceptionalism” was coined by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 upon his first visit to the United States, noting that the new nation was different, based less upon history or ethnicity than shared common beliefs. Those beliefs, in… Read More ›


Film Review by Barbara Baum Levine and James McCarthy If Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s nose was out of joint upon publication of The New York Times feature titled 1619, then Hamilton, if he sees the film, is sure to cause… Read More ›

The Art of Name Game Fame

Once upon a time, among folks of a certain age, having a nickname or street name was mostly a badge of honor, emblematic of status in the community. However, in contemporary political parlance, such appellations have morphed into taunts or… Read More ›