The voices that blocked these safeguards were not the voices of an aroused nation. They were the voices of a powerful lobby, a gun lobby, that has prevailed for the moment in an election year.
– Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968
Today is the March for Our Lives.
Continue reading “Taking Your Guns”
I don’t want to be traveling right now.
Continue reading “Nation of Losers”
If 2016 was a dumpsterfire, then either we a) expected something approaching redemption this year or b) lowered our expectations for the coming year. Continue reading “So, How Bad Is It?”
My time in London is drawing to a close, and yet after my third time and 10 weeks in the U.K. there are some things I just can’t wrap my head around.
Continue reading “20 British-isms I will never understand”
Since I’m in Britain, I thought I’d read about well, Britain. Continue reading “What I’m Reading: Ghosts of Empire”
Can we summarize how the most advanced of the G20 got their seats at the table? Does it say anything helpful for development today? Continue reading “How Developed Countries Got That Way”