Rockwell would struggle depicting normal America today

Rockwell would struggle depicting normal America today

Imagine what Norman Rockwell would have painted had he been with us the last few years. The creator of the genre known as "normal America" might have been forced to fend off his brain exploding given the material America's political culture has been serving. He could...

John Green beautifully writes about favorites and phobias

John Green beautifully writes about favorites and phobias

On my first trip to New Orleans I took an aimless walk through Jackson Square one uncomfortably hot August evening. It was aimless first because the city and the French Quarter have a way of disorienting me, and second because all of it was so wonderfully unique that...

Freedom shouldn’t keep costing this much

Freedom shouldn’t keep costing this much

I can't be sure if people are saying it more or if I'm just hearing it more, but the describing of unfortunate American phenomena as "the price of freedom" is landing on me more than it once did. "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose," was famously...