The Bad Not-So-Old Days

by baldilocks The 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia is coming up. Yes, the link is from the New York Times, but it’s worth a read. Monday will be 50 years since the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in Loving vs. Virginia, the landmark case that wiped laws banning interracial marriage off the books in Virginia … Continue reading The Bad Not-So-Old Days

Dunhuang Doings: A Look at China’s Past, Present and Future

Dunhuang, China, is probably the most important city you’ve never heard of. Tucked into a corner of Northwest China, Dunhuang [pronounced DONE-hwong] was a major outpost on the famous Silk Road trading route and has become a symbol of the current government’s attempt to rebuild the image and the use of the international connection. Marco … Continue reading Dunhuang Doings: A Look at China’s Past, Present and Future

Democrats & Media running on Watergate Nostalgia

Lt. Tom Keefer: Can't you see what he's doing? He's re-enacting his big triumph, the cheese investigation. He wants to be as hot as the young Ensign Queeg. The Caine Mutiny 1954 Norma Desmond:  All right,Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup." Sunset Boulavard 1950 One of the advantages of age is perspective of having gone through … Continue reading Democrats & Media running on Watergate Nostalgia