This meeting, COP26, is being billed as the “last best hope for humanity” to avoid climate disaster. It is no such thing! Aside from the fact that disaster already walks among us, the objective of those who dominate these events is not to save the world. It’s to save their world.
The other morning as I left my house, the temperature was zero degrees Fahrenheit. This was a relief. It meant it had warmed up 22 degrees since the previous day! The Polar Vortex, […]
In Douglass’ view, the unending deference of northern liberals set the stage for southern ascendancy. Their insatiable eagerness to “reach across the isle” (as we say today) produced a vortex of appeasement, given that the North was always ready to make concessions and the South unwilling to make any. “Under this so called practical wisdom and statesmanship, we have had sixty years of compromising servility on the part of the North to the slave power of the South.”
There are no discontinuities in history. The trees of today were yesterday’s seeds; the gentle hills were once mountains, worn down by time; the transformation of forest into desert proceeds by small […]
The United States in Tecumseh’s day was bold and brash but untested, its survival far from assured. It had only won independence with backing from the Dutch, Spanish and (decisively) the French […]
A giant moose puppet, lumbers across the Mississippi River over Minneapolis’ Stone Arch Bridge. A serpentine pipeline slithers behind, complete with a black trash-bag oil leak spewing from a gash in […]
I can’t help thinking about Michelle Bachmann when I travel by air. More specifically, when I go into an airport bathroom. Since I’ve been traveling, I have had plenty of opportunity to […]