liberal elite

Over the past couple of days I’ve heard the phrase “media elite” or the “liberal media,” or some combination thereof, in a half dozen places including opinion pieces and letters to the editor in the Chronicle and on NPR. And it’s inspired me to write this rant. Those who think there is some uniform liberal […]


Listen. I was going to dig all over the Interwebs looking for good sources about the war in Iraq and why it’s a catastrophe and why this “surge” is a bad idea and present a long and complicated argument about it all with supporting commentary from both sides of the aisle. And then I realized […]

distracted mosaic

I need to take a snapshot of my life. I need to stop for a moment and take a snapshot of this day, of this time, not only of my life in a more restrictive sense, but in a more general and abstract sense. I need to pause and take a deep breath. Somewhere along […]