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Otis Spann, “A Sad Day in Texas”

Robert Caro writes about November 22, 1963

Robert Caro’s account (New Yorker subscription required) of the day Kennedy was shot, from Lyndon Johnson’s perspective, is an amazing and vivid piece of writing.  It’s a moment-by-moment account, and both carries the reader along with great intensity and describes the crisis lived through by people in the presidential entourage that day.

It’s in the April […]

Newt Gingrich and Our Know-Nothing Traditions

Well, context is always helpful. When I took a shot at Newt Gingrich, I didn’t have the full context of his statement last Friday about our citizenship starting with our creator.  Here’s the whole quote:  “I am not a citizen of the world,” he said. ‘I am a citizen of the United States, because […]