American Life

Folktale or Reality?

In 1837 Hans Christian Andersen wrote a folktale about an Emperor living in a great city who was exceedingly fond of new clothes.  Life was good and the people of the city were happy.   Every day strangers would arrive and among them were two swindlers who let it be... Read More

One man one vote

I’m supposed to have a commentary in the Vail Daily tomorrow but since I’m a target of the cancel culture here in the Valley I never know if my words will appear in my ‘off week.’  Once we had an honest broker of information for our editor, but... Read More

Cancel Culture

Cancel culture has certainly been prominent in the news recently.  And while definitions may vary, it’s fair to say cancel culture is about silencing opposing opinions, sowing dissent, arousing anger and stifling debate.  Unfortunately, this phenomenon appears to be... Read More

Gaslighting America

The Founders believed a free press was critical to the success of the American experiment and envisioned it as the unofficial fourth branch of government.  Jefferson & Madison in particular wanted the press to act as a watchdog to keep the government in check by... Read More