Can American Democracy Survive This? (Part II)

When I wrote Can American Democracy Survive This?, I didn't expect I would be writing a "part II," but this article on Fox News convinced me that I needed to blog again, even though I intend to wind my blog down soon. (It's getting harder and harder for me to make the time for it!)…

Can American Democracy Survive this?

A disturbing poll is being discussed by media on both the right and the left. This poll finds that a majority of students in the United States of America believe it to be perfectly acceptable to shout down a speaker who is saying things which with they disagree. A whopping 17% -- almost 1 in…

Super Beginnings

Pictured is a modern artist's rendition of the "Golden Age" Superman from the second book collecting his earliest adventures. I found volume two cheap at a discount store in my area, and I thought I'd give it a try so I could take a walk through comic book history. It was an interesting stroll. Lots…

Leroy Anderson’s Music Remembered

Every Christmas -- though less often now -- secular Christmas music is played on the radio. Among these pieces is Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. (I've linked to it on YouTube for your listening pleasure -- and I'll continue to do so throughout this post.) If you didn't know better -- and I suspect many people…