Pep Talks to Get You to Read the News

You can do this. I believe in you! The mere fact that you need a pep talk to read the news indicates that you have some semblance of a moral spine, which is worth celebrating these days. Congrats on your ethical bone structure!

Fear of What Other People Think

It’s one thing to concern ourselves with the unknowable mind of this president, but it’s something else entirely to obsess over the minds of the masses.

The Old New Left and the New New Left

The “Summer of Love” turns 50 this year. The hippies who flocked to San Francisco with flowers in their hair are now aging boomers who have long given up LSD for statins and blood pressure pills.