The Real Problem With Donald Trump

The Real Problem With Donald Trump

We were preparing supper, I think, when my Dear One said, a propos of nothing, “You know what the problem is with Trump?” “No,” I answered, “What is the problem with Trump.” I held back the thought that essentially nothing is right with Trump. “He thinks he’s a...
Pictures Sometimes Need A Thousand Words

Pictures Sometimes Need A Thousand Words

So many people seem to think a work of art in a representational style can be taken in at a glance. It is what it is, the way a photograph is a replication of whatever was parked in front of the camera. Ease of recognition, however, can result in profound...
On The Eve Of The First Democratic Debates

On The Eve Of The First Democratic Debates

Twenty-four? Twenty-five? The special supplement to The New York Times lists twenty-two. And I thought seven candidates was a lot in 1992. The first “debates”—which is to say the first round of televised statements sanctioned by the Democratic National Party—will...