Tag Archives: Republican Implosion

Forced Learning

The year was 1918 and the music was odd – but with worldwide sales of phonograph/gramophone records hitting about a hundred million that year, part of that was a revolution in technology. Mark Oppenheimer explains what it was like before that: If you … Continue reading

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Autumn in America

Everyone knows that summer ends with the Labor Day weekend, with the picnics and mattress sales and that one final swim in the lake or whatever – except it doesn’t. There’s the realm of sidereal time and celestial mechanics. Summer … Continue reading

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Swapping One Crisis for Another

Syria is over, at least as a crisis to lead the news, day after day. Maybe our secretary of state, John Kerry, committed a major gaffe in London, when he sarcastically said the whole crisis would be over if Syria … Continue reading

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Unforced Errors

Napoleon Bonaparte may have been a short little jerk from Corsica, but for a time he was the most powerful man in the world, back when Western Europe was, effectively, the world. And he rather liked it – he crowned … Continue reading

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