Vox Populi

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Tom Engelhardt: Beyond Our Control

It was summer almost half a century ago when I got into that Volkswagen van and began my trip across country with Peter, a photographer friend. I was officially doing so as a reporter for a small San Francisco news service, having been sent out to tap the mood of the nation in a politically fraught moment.

November 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Jose Padua: Reflections on a Lesson that Would Soon Be Made More Clear to Me by Gil Scott-Heron

In 1971 I’m
thirteen years old
watching a big
Vietnam war protest
on television

June 13, 2020 · 6 Comments

Sandra McPherson: Richard Milhous

He was ill-favored and uncraved and yet had we known
his secret life we would have perceived his lyingas a form of gentleness…

January 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Vice President Michael Pence, Mr. Clean

Michael Pence reminds me of the character Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption, who swims through a river of shit and comes out the end of the pipe, squeaky clean.  Except … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

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