‘Profiles in Ignorance’ are so common they are hardly noticeable

‘Profiles in Ignorance’ are so common they are hardly noticeable

When I first heard about Andy Borowitz’s new book, “Profiles in Ignorance,” I knew it was moving to the top of my must-read stack. Then I found out he was reading the Audible version himself, and so I am now that guy walking down the street who spontaneously bursts...

In the Secretary of State race, the commitment to service matters

In the Secretary of State race, the commitment to service matters

I find myself teaching this simple lesson with more enthusiasm lately: elected positions in American government exist as opportunities to serve. “Yea, yea, old man, we know that” is often the expression I see on the faces of my students when I start. Occasionally, one...

Royal coverage should help us learn how royalty even exists

Royal coverage should help us learn how royalty even exists

For many Americans, including me, the attraction to the exhausting news surrounding Great Britain’s royal family is dumbfounding. The mere existence of a “royal” family is so antithetical to my view of our culture, I usually open my participation in any conversation...