The rains came down and the floods came up. The phone continually sent flood alerts while Tropical Storm Barry made headway. But a day later, from my window on the world, rain was falling in a patch about 12 feet by 12 feet on the east side of the lake dock. The rest of the lake's surface was perfectly still. I wondered just how much new-to-me information I could find about rain. Turns out, it was quite a lot.
On a high wall overlooking the central court of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the words of novelist James Baldwin are etched in stone: "The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it ... History is literally present in all that we do."
Poor Donald Trump Jr. He retweeted a post by a black man named Ali Alexander questioning whether Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., whose father is from Jamaica and mother is from India, is an "American black."
President Donald Trump's playground taunt Sunday that "the Squad" of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came," dominated Monday morning's headlines.
It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party's radicals to size.
To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating.
A man named Josef Buzhminski told this story at the trial of Adolf Eichmann.
Let's start out by putting a floor under this column. I was raised to believe that you did not wear the American flag as clothing.
Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its presidential hopefuls.
The Claremont Institute was part of the flowering of intellectual conservatism that graced America in the 1970s and '80s. Founded by students of Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa, the California think tank was devoted to teaching "the principles of the American Founding to the future thinkers and statesmen of America."
A few words about my sexism.
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