Category Archives: United States

After Trump, will the presidency recede a bit for Americans?

Ted Anthony, director of digital innovation for The Associated Press – Calvin Coolidge, known by some as “Silent Cal” during his time in the White House, used his autobiography to live up to his nickname. “The words of a president,” … Continue reading

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Democracy hangs in the balance: How to Stop a Power Grab

 Andrew Marantz of the New Yorker – As democracy hangs in the balance, activists are drawing lessons from the study of civil resistance. About a week before Election Day, Erica Chenoweth, the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International … Continue reading

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How To Fight With Your Family At Thanksgiving

Maggie Koerth of FiveThirtyEight – 1. Holidays can be hard. Holidays mixed with politics can be even harder. 2. If you’re arguing about values, decide whether your values include maintaining the relationship. 3. Arguments go better in families that value … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Dinner That Longs for France

Recipes for a small but still lavish holiday meal. Bill Buford, a former fiction editor at The New Yorker, is the author of “Among the Thugs,” “Heat,” and “Dirt” – Between 2008, when I moved with my family to Lyon, and … Continue reading

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David Morey of DMG Global – Full disclosure: I advised the winning Biden presidential campaign and worked indirectly with Senator Biden on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee back in the 1980s. And regardless of who you voted for, the Biden campaign … Continue reading

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