Laughing Matters — Jake Johannsen’s first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman

Sometimes comedy illuminates hard truths with a pointed urgency that other means can’t quite achieve. Sometimes comedy is just funny. This series of posts is mostly about the former instances, but the latter is valuable, too. Thirty-five years ago this … Continue reading Laughing Matters — Jake Johannsen’s first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman

Outside Reading — This Stamp Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender edition

Pete Seeger outlasted the bastards by John Nichols On the occasion of Pete Seeger receiving well-deserved commemoration on a stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, John Nichols writes a celebratory of appraisal of the folk icon’s enduring legacy. Mostly, as … Continue reading Outside Reading — This Stamp Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender edition