Monthly Archives: May 2014

Can we please finally reform the Electoral College?

Every four years, when I see this map above (or variations thereof), I’m dismayed. Regardless of who wins the presidency, just looking at the potpourri of red and blue for a year leading up to the November general election is tantamount to a national disgrace. It’s not that I’m at odds with the reasoning of the Founding Fathers […]

Memorial Day in myth and memory.

Long ago, in another lifetime, I was a soldier. It’s a noble profession, but in many ways, thankless. That’s not a pejorative, either: mostly appreciated in dangerous times, the soldier often is forsaken during peace and prosperity. We come to expect this, so perhaps that’s how it should be. My college roommate, Dominic Rocco Baragona, would […]