The headlines this morning screamed, ASSANGE DECRIES MANNING VERDICT. My response: Who cares? Julian Assange, the Australian rebel journalist who delights in publishing confidential documents in the name of “freedom of the press” seems to have opinions on all kinds of things. From his “prison” in an Ecuadorean embassy in England, where he hides out […]
Miles Hoffman, the violinist with the American Chamber Players, and an NPR music commentator, wrote an interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times on July 29. He took to task those who use a musical term, crescendo, in a way that is totally inconsistent with its true meaning. Now this is a common theme […]
LIBERAL PROTESTANT: the philosophical and religious thought that developed as a consequence of the Enlightenment.
It’s dangerous to use the word “liberal” loosely, as it has all kinds of meanings, especially to those who don’t claim the word. But, in this case, when linked with the word Protestant, it has a specific meaning which is not exactly the same as when applied to political or social issues. Granted, they overlap […]
The attempt to return to political office by former Representative Anthony Weiner has hit a new low. I’m not one to insist upon dredging up one’s past misdeeds when it comes to eligibility for an elected office. What Mitt Romney did in his prep school days in Michigan can be chalked up to schoolboy pranks. […]