Digging through some of my great-grandfather’s old personal belongings, I found the following note: December 17, 1918 My dearest Mabel: I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. For nearly a year here on the Western front, I have longed to once again gaze upon your honeyed visage. As the nights fall to below […]
A couple years back, a liberal writer friend of mine suggested we work together on a project: we’d take a cross country trip and keep a journal of our discussions. His elevator pitch: “What would a conservative and liberal talk about in the car on a road trip?” I told him I presumed I would […]
Another year, another list of my favorite albums. As always, these have been carefully selected through a strict scientific method; now that I have taken the lab coat off and turned off all the Bunsen burners, these are the 10 albums the formula yielded. It’s just science. 10. Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book” All year, […]
The first Sunday I appeared on television as a political commentator, I was also scheduled to attend a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game later in the day. It was March of 2008, and the show was on in the morning, while the game was in the afternoon. Before the game started, I wondered whether anyone would actually recognize […]
“Youth,” Oscar Wilde once said, “is the one thing worth having.” As I exited my youth and aged into my thirties, and now forties, I felt much the same. How nice it would be to once again get out of bed without my ankles shooting pain through my legs. My belly button has begun to […]
I joined The Capital Times’ John Nichols this week on “UpFront with Mike Gousha.” We talked primarily about Gov. Scott Walker’s almost-presidential campaign. It’s in two parts – you can watch Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
On March 5, I appeared on the live half hour “JS on Politics” show. We talked primarily about Gov. Walker’s presumptive presidential race – check it out here:
Well look at that – it’s album of the year time again already. My full discussion of these picks will soon be up at our podcast website, but here’s a quick look at my list. 10. Grouper – Ruins 9. Beck – Morning Phase 8. Ex Hex – Rips 7. Jeremy Messersmith – Heart Murmurs […]