We Are Living in a Failed State

By George Packer When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills—a corrupt political class, a sclerotic bureaucracy, a heartless economy, a divided and distracted public—had gone untreated...
The Nightmare Stage of Trump’s Rule Is Here

The Nightmare Stage of Trump’s Rule Is Here

By Michelle Goldberg in NYT There are no more adults in the room. After three harrowing years, we’ve reached the point many of us feared from the moment Donald Trump was elected. His decision to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s second most important official,...

Revisionist Virginia History Regarding Slaves

by Mary Ellen Blencoe About 30 of my high school classmates and I are reminiscing about the good old times. A few of us have a separate thread going about racism (our school was segregated at that time). One of the men asked if we remembered our 7th grade Virginia...