Recently, Rabbi Yaakov Zucker of Chabad Jewish Center, along with a handful of congregants, in the small town of Key West has started going to target practice. “We pray on one hand, but we’re also armed on the other hand, not in a vigilante way … I hope I’ll never have to use it, but […]
Profound? Confusing? Nonsense? Melzer’s Guide to Esoteric Reading offers potential answers for strategists, students and researchers wishing to establish a link, by example, between Leo Strauss, Bill Kristol and the Bush Administration. Melzer: “Dissembling the true target (esoterically speaking of Y when the real target is some other thing Z); developing a compelling argument and […]
Weekly protests in Paris turned violent on Saturday as protesters smashed windows on the Champs-Élysées. The protests, which have gone on for 18 straight weeks, had been calmer recently, but grew in size and violence this past weekend. Noemie Bisserbe reports for The Wall Street Journal: French officials vowed to step up a crackdown on […]
Legendary drummer, Hal Blaine has passed away. Blaine laid down the beat for hundreds of hit songs in the 60s and 70s as part of the famed studio musician group “The Wrecking Crew.” Best Classic Bands writes of Blaine: During The Wrecking Crew’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, they were the musical backbone on […]
Dick and I are heading back to Paris late in April. A good part of the fun of our planning is the reading, studying, and dreaming of all things francaise. David Lebovitz’s video of a visit to one of Paris’s wonderful open markets always inspires. We’ve stayed often at the Hotel Lutetia on Blvd. Raspail […]
Originally posted on November 1, 2018.
Originally posted on November 15, 2016.
Introduction: The forty-fifth president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, like Ronald Reagan, is an admirer of former president Andrew (the beloved “Old Hickory”) Jackson. Hillsdale College (a #1 favorite of mine) professor of history and The Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College Bradley J. Birzer, has written the definitive […]
On a recent road trip into Quebec, Debbie and I drove beautiful Rt. 100 from near the southern border of Vermont to its termination near the Canadian border. By the time we were into Vermont’s Mad River Valley, it occurred to us that that we’d seen nary a cow. Remember, wait till the cows come […]