Memorial Day provides an opportunity to reflect on war and the many lives that have been lost over the years in conflicts all over the globe.
Kissinger at 100: His Complex Historical Legacy
The Kissinger historical legacy is indeed complex. There are conflicting legacies of both a positive and negative nature. In this essay, Alan J. Steinberg provides a guide to these different legacies.
Sharp Notes Monday: “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor”
The national debt is not a topic that lends itself to song, but Paul Simon did have a word or two to say about ceilings on his 1973 ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’ album.
Political discourse may not be so negative after all
Given the widespread perception that politics is negative, the results of the project are somewhat surprising.
Sharp Notes Monday: ‘Disorder in the House’
It has been almost a week since CNN’s Town Hall Meeting with former President Donald Trump, but the session still is drawing reactions and raising questions.
Trust in government
We are seeing a very troubling set of findings in the United States: the absence of trust among about three-quarters of us in the basic institutions on which we once depended.
Sharp Notes Monday: ‘Words’
Regardless of the format — book, letter, song, even a television or film script — all writing has one thing in common — words.
Sharp Notes Monday: ‘Out of Work’
Given the sudden departures of two major media personalities, ‘Out of Work’ is this week’s Sharp Notes Monday selection.
Biden, Trump and Sigmund Freud
Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Sigmund Freud walk into a bar and…
Sharp Notes Monday: ‘(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes’
If Joe Biden runs for a second term, he can take some musical inspiration from a 1958 Chuck Willis tune, covered by the Band on their 1971 live album ‘Rock of Ages.’