Category Archives: National Affairs

Books In The Works


A New York Times comment dialogue led to unexpected appreciation. /wr

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Race And College Admissions


Any top minority student from an inner city public school can be and is often turned down for admission at top schools, test scores not withstanding, due to the suspect nature of the quality of the high school’s program. This happens. It … Continue reading

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The Gods Claim Their Own


Tragedy also wears the face of the absurd: who would have thought that Everest climbs would become the source of labor struggles–a commentary on our values, wealth, and materialism.  Note: materialism refers to the high dollar climbers, unskilled and unprepared, … Continue reading

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Easy Pickings


On Charles Blow’s column. /wr State races are easy picking for the big money that doubles down on local candidates and drives local attitudes. South Carolina has seen a steady drumbeat of political advertising since the Super Bowl, in a state … Continue reading

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New Orleans Jazzfest: A Global Best!


Times columnist Gail Collins remembered the New York World’s Fair, 50 years ago. I muse. /wr World fairs have always been about the future, but never timelessness. Fewer global pageants celebrate who we are. The Olympics do a good job, but … Continue reading

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