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It snowed this weekend. It was great! We love the snow. Know what else we love? Snowmen. But not your basic Frosty-kind. No, we love elaborate snowmen who are made with maximum care and effort and a healthy wink toward current political events. And so we really loved this "Brrr-nie Sanders" snowman which graces Prospect Park's East Drive, not too far from the Lakeside Center. Find him for yourself this week, and, you know, Feel...
Recently, while looking out the window of my apartment, I was transported, body and mind, into the past. I was listening to a record of Civil War-era songs recorded in the early 1970s by a band called The Union Confederacy, which I’d recently purchased online. When the band’s version of “Lincoln and Liberty,” the former Illinois congressman’s campaign anthem in 1860, came on the stereo, I felt myself catapulted back into that tumultuous election season. Abraham...
You know that Bernie Sanders’ rousing speeches, surging support and rise in the polls have taken a great many Americans—and certain Democratic party stalwarts, in particular—by surprise. You’re aware that he addresses issues directly, and with candor and sincerity, and that he avoids gossip and lofty abstractions in favor of real talk about real things that really matter. You also know—since we rather enjoy bringing it up around here, somewhat immaterial though it might...

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