The Only Surprising Thing…

…is the tone of surprise.

“Sanctuary Bills in Maryland Faced a Surprise Foe: Legal Immigrants” the New York Times declared.


So Close

Now that we’ve passed Labor Day, the threshold to the real election season, things seem quite gloomy. As I’ve noted before, the presidential debates are a crucial but biased part of a successful campaign. I am sure I am not alone when I say it would be refreshing glimmer of hope to have a third […]

A History of Exclusion: Why presidential debates need an overhaul

In an era where social binaries and traditional categorizations are being passionately challenged, little attention has been paid to what has become one of the United States’ most powerful binaries, the dichotomy of the Republican and Democratic parties. This is plainly seen in the vocabulary we use to describe out political workings. In today’s political […]

Liquid Paint: A brief discussion of art and investment.

On May 11th the record for most expensive painting sold at auction may be swept away yet again. Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Algers (Version “O”) will come under the hammer and is expected to be sold for over $140 million. However, if you follow the art market, events such as this seem to happen with alarming […]