Day: July 29, 2008

good thing i’m not their employer

good thing i’m not their employer

Serious journalists are skeptics, not cheerleaders: When Obama walked on stage at the McCormick Center, many journalists in the audience leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being told not to do so. During a two-minute break halfway through the event, which was broadcast […]

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the hippies of my youth

the hippies of my youth

Having come of age in the 70s, much of my childhood was informed by hippies. At that point they had merged into the mainstream and, thanks to their age and self-righteous vigor, hippies seized influence. “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company” were nothing but outlets […]

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