Another chapter of my future book. It describes the far-reaching impact of automobiles on every facet of Americans' lives. (Click here for link.)
Here the best two-page summary that I could write describing my political beliefs and their relation to the current so-called "crisis." (Click here for link.)
A discussion of the causes of the American revolution and of the difficulty of defining American culture. (Click here for link.)
My latest article is about Progressive reformers of the early 20th century, and how they had both liberal and conservative ideas and traits. (Click here for article.)
Could something like Watergate happen today? Here are some thoughts. (Click here for article.)
As the title indicates, this is partly a response to the community college budget cuts that are looming here in California. It is also a more general response to the conservative notion that spending and tax cuts are the answers to all of our problems. (Click here for link.)
As the title indicates, I just wrote an article going through the various options that the United States had in dealing with the situation in Libya. It also talks about the impossible, thankless job of being President of the United States. (Here is the link.)
About a year ago, I wrote a blog post about immigration throughout United States History, relating these events to the current debate. I went back and made some revisions to that post for this article, which I think better describes my current thinking on the subject. (Here is the link.)
This is a response to the latest controversy involving NPR, and a discussion of the general question of whether or not federal dollars should be spent on public broadcasting. Warning: I am an avid listener of National Public Radio. (Here is the link.)
I originally posted most of this as three separate blog posts. So for this article, I combined the three posts and made a few revisions. It's the best that I could do with one of the most difficult issues in American society. (Here's the link.)
Here's my latest article. It compares my personal experiences attending and teaching grammar/secondary school to my experiences in college. (Here's the link.)
Here's my latest article. It's about the early 19th century Native American leader who tried to unite the various tribes to fight the United States. How should he be remembered, as an enemy of the United States, a hero, or a victim of conquest?
Thoughts on recent events in North Africa and on how the United States may need to rethink its foreign policy. Is it time for the United States to start encouraging democracy rather than promoting its perceived self-interest?
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I just published the second part of my little series on the Constitution. It poses the question, among other things, of whether Alexander Hamilton, were he alive today, would be a Republican or a Democrat. Here is the link.
I originally wrote most of this about a month ago. But in response to recent events in Arizona, I decided to post it again with some additional commentary. (Here is the link.)
I've been doing some reading up on the Constitution during the Winter Break. Here is the first of what will be a series of posts: Click here for link.