Prince was wildly transgressive, yet was also a remarkably unifying icon for an entire generation, a genius not only musically but also in how he lived. He ignored every convention long before such fluidity was popular. After becoming wildly successful, he evaded many pitfalls of rock star fame – but succumbed to others, which tragically […]

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Americans will choose a new President this year, and that choice will literally change the future of life on Earth.  The reason, of course, is climate change.  If the United States government turns away from this problem – and from dealing with it – then our children will pay dearly.  But Donald Trump doesn’t care […]

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No matter who wins the Democratic nomination, it is now utterly clear that the Clinton team disastrously misjudged the American electorate.  This is not an accident.  It derives from the Clintons’ gradual evolution from idealists to hardened insiders, America’s decline into crony capitalism, and the Democratic establishment’s betrayal of its base, over the last forty […]

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The stunning ascent of Bernie Sanders portends far more than a hard-fought Democratic primary.  Its greater implication, whether Sanders wins or loses, is that America’s crony capitalism will no longer go unchallenged.  Thus Hillary Clinton and her husband, along with many others, are increasingly trapped by the wealth, credentials, and insider status they have pursued […]

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