Hopefully there are Mirror readers who are old enough to remember Robert “Bob” Satter. He should be remembered. He was an extraordinary public intellectual who contributed for decades to the welfare of this state: as a judge, professor, and author…
A different look at the defense budget
The Mirror recently reported that Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joe Courtney are fighting hard against Trump’s “feckless threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act.” Go, team! According to our representatives, even the threat of a veto goes squarely against bipartisan passage of the defense bill, which is apparently “the longest running traditions in Congress” – going back to the time of President Kennedy.
How do we define ourselves after the election?
The election for the soul of America is finally over, but the hostility and division it spawned lingers on. The country split into sharply defined tribes, pro- and anti- Trump, fighting over moral imperatives and the survival of our republic, giving no quarter. What do we do now?
In a dreadful time, a broader scope of hope
The Major League Baseball playoffs are underway, for which my team, the Red Sox, failed to qualify. And, it seems almost sacrilegious to say, I don’t care. The hated Yankees finished pretty well, and yet again, I didn’t really care. I don’t think I’m the only one; my (admittedly tiny) poll of other Sox Nation dwellers suggests widespread anomie. What’s going on?