Opinion

News Analysis: Charles Manson, Ghost of the 1960s, Dies
November 20, 2017 No Commentby

News Analysis: Charles Manson, Ghost of the 1960s, Dies

Charles Manson finally died last night, at 11:13pm Eastern Time Sunday. I don’t think anyone who is too young to ...

Alt-Facts: Shooting Before You Aim
November 15, 2017 No Commentby

Alt-Facts: Shooting Before You Aim

AltFacts, really meant as a joke about national-level distortion of information, took on a frightening new meaning locally in November, ...

Phillipe & Jorge's Cool, Cool World: The Walking Dead, Sports Matter and Keeping Our Hands to Ourselves
November 15, 2017 No Commentby

Phillipe & Jorge’s Cool, Cool World: The Walking Dead, Sports Matter and Keeping Our Hands to Ourselves

Village of the Damned As our childish, lip-pursing President Tweetybird continues to fill in his top echelon of advisors and ...

The 2016 Election: We're One Year Out
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

The 2016 Election: We’re One Year Out

  It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected president. Though change is blessedly — or painfully, depending ...

The Economy, One Year Post-Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

The Economy, One Year Post-Election

One year after Trump’s election finds the economy in many ways stronger than before the election. How much of that ...

The Arts, One Year Post-Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

The Arts, One Year Post-Election

A year after the 2016 election, the same questions persist that have poked at the arts community for decades prior. ...

One Year Out: Trump's Foreign Policy and the end of <i>Pax Americana</i>
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

One Year Out: Trump’s Foreign Policy and the end of Pax Americana

“The proudest empire in Europe is but a bubble compared to what America will be, must be, in the course ...

Social Media and the 2016 Election
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Social Media and the 2016 Election

On November 9, 2016, my 5-year-old daughter asked me what was wrong. “Donald Trump was elected president,” I replied. Cue ...

Mass Shootings Fuel Fear of Crowds
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

Mass Shootings Fuel Fear of Crowds

Crowd stress is nothing new. Back in the ’90s, I was an on-air therapist for a reality-cam house full of ...

One Year Later: Rhode Island’s Local Movements for Climate Action Fill the Federal Void
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

One Year Later: Rhode Island’s Local Movements for Climate Action Fill the Federal Void

    I stood within a sea of black umbrellas outside the Louvre. We held them at arm’s length toward ...