Patriotism & Nationalism Projected Through “Ida”


“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”-Albert Eisenstein

Let’s Change Politics: The Politician Random Accountability Test


Time for a change in American Politics? Mark Goulston gives us an idea.

7 Ways to Be A Man That Matters

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Himay Zepeda on essential elements to being a man

On Happy-Peachy Divorce Advice


A healthy critique of the idea that divorced people should just mellow out and move forward.

The New ‘New Dylans': Musical Storytellers for Modern Times

John Darnielle, The Mountain Goats

Here are four of the finest narrators who still use song as a medium—raconteurs capturing distinctly modern stories.

What Happened To The Good Guys?


Why the new “American hero” is anything but.

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.

This Is Not A Pipe: Why I Stopped Tearing Up the American Flag


If that’s what it takes to pay the bills, an older and wiser Jim Jividen will kiss any flag that’s placed in front of him.

Men May Be Disposable, But They Are Not Ending


Pelle Billing calls for greater respect for the men who build everything from bridges to the internet.

Our Real Work Begins


Ken Goldstein suggests we leave the election behind and be pragmatic about the work that is needed to be done to ensure our future.

A terrible anger meets pie-in-the-sky idealism

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This comment was from CajunMick to Lori Day on “The Bittersweet World of Male Objectification.”

Ten things I've learned from Jack Layton

Moustaches can be dignified and authoritative. Or creepy, depending on how well you can grow one. As a politician, everything you do and have done can come back, for better or worse. I remember seeing Jack Layton and Olivia Chow walking in an International Women’s Day parade. It was years ago, but I still remember. […]