Long Island, I’m coming for you on Thursday! I’ll be delivering a keynote on George Washington at Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay on March 23rd. The…
But no one can accuse modern Hollywood, who passed on a satellite address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, of promoting interventionist and…
He’s facing the wrong direction, his eyes fixed on the past.
Jimmy Carter's "lust in my heart" vs. Donald Trump's "grab 'em by the pussy."

February 2023

ICYMI: “George Washington Would Hate Presidents’ Day,” I wrote in the New York Times, and in last week’s SMK, I offered background on the op-ed. Y’all…
Presidents' Day is a dud of a holiday.
For Valentine's Day, I brought something for everyone in the class.
"Like is Ahab crazy or 'crazy crazy.'"
Get that unaccountable cone.
But first: Alexander Hamilton talks George Washington down.

December 2022

I had planned to send out a light newsletter with demented 20th-century holiday cards, like this 1906 German Christmas card featuring two rosy-cheeked…

October 2022

“This too shall pass,” Ronald Reagan, then Governor of California can be heard assuring President Richard Nixon in a 1973 taped phone call to the Oval…