Tag Archives: Best in the World

Father’s Day (Redux)

Hello, old friends! Long time, no write. Since it’s Father’s Day (and I’ve been incredibly delinquent in updating this site in recent months), I’m taking this opportunity to share a storytelling podcast I recorded last year.  The topic is my … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Let’s try something a little different, shall we? I thought I would take some time to honor my dad by telling the story of my favorite Father’s Day memory. Instead of writing my usual 2,000-word treatise, I took a different … Continue reading

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Go Cancel Yourself

The “#CancelColbert” mini-movement may finally be it. After years of steamrolling toward this apparently inevitable conclusion, we may at last have reached the point wherein the universe of the offended folds in on itself.  We’ve found our way to “snake … Continue reading

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Understanding Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia authored a Supreme Court opinion published today that curtailed certain kinds of police searches using drug-sniffing dogs.  The holding in Florida v. Jardines was that such searches are unconstitutional and a violation of the rights secured by the Fourth … Continue reading

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Saving Our Skins

I didn’t think much of it one way or the other when Harrison Weinhold brought up the Washington Redskins’ nickname during the podcast we recorded over a week ago.  The conversation meandered from weighty issue to weighty issue, and the … Continue reading

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The Gathering Storm

There will be no shortage of constitutional “experts” in this country come June. The decisions in the Affordable Care Act cases are two months away, but the massive narrative-generation apparatus has already begun to shimmy and whir as it churns … Continue reading

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Intellectual Honesty in the Age of Unreason

I hate to interrupt a string of lighthearted cultural observations, sports references, and stories about awkward moments in the annals of entertainment history with something more serious—but here goes. A fascinating journal article came to my attention a couple of … Continue reading

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