Open Mic

State of Chaos—Gun violence stains U.S.

“Who is the slayer, who the victim? Speak.” —Sophocles Please don’t respond again with the outworn phrase, “This is not...

New School—Students Deserve a Choice

By any metric, our public education system is failing too many kids. Back in 2019, the National Assessment of Educational...

Overindulged—is Thanksgiving Worth it?

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most iconic American tradition. An entire holiday dedicated to graciousness, appreciation and thankfulness for what...

Cine-meh: Small-screen Blues

TV is not really TV anymore. It’s more like a video jukebox fed by the internet. It’s also one...

Open Mic: Love Comes First, a Dialogue Poem

Parent “C’mon stop crying.” Grandparent “When you did that, I picked you up and held  you.” Parent “I was like that?” Grandparent “Yes, and you snuggled into...

A Just Transition—Is a Better World Possible?

There is great interest in the outcomes of COP26, the UN Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 1–10.  With the...

Time Change Revolt!

Don’t touch that clock. A terrible doom is upon us, a most frightful time of year. Not last week’s...

Open Mic: Reluctant Warrior Collin Powell, 1937-2021

By E.G. Singer “Reluctant warrior” was the phrase Colin Powell used to describe himself when it came to the...

Open Mic: Lunch at Eden

Eve  young beautiful woman Adam a gentleman Eve presented apple Adam unfilled Bit too quick The couple shrieked Ran for cover God  robed in purple Silently  birding in garden Observes Adam  Aghast Quaking in bushes Adam idiot I ordered you not...

Open Mic: ‘Unsettling’ Response

Falsifying historical facts and shamelessly fabricating lies seems to be the strategy Michael Zebulon is using in his article...
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