The holiday week leading up to New Year’s has special meaning. The day after holy Christmas, we celebrated the wholly mercenary observance of Exchange Day. It’s not an official holiday
The office of the presidency is known for wearing down the mere mortals who hold it. At the very least, it prematurely ages its occupants. Often, it humiliates them, forcing
OK, I get it. After an election, when the incumbent is about to be transformed into the former, we need a transition period. All in all, it’s a good idea.
Shakespeare famously wrote of the “sceptered isle” of Britain acting as a moat “against the envy of less happier lands.” Lately, the less happier lands are winning in a rout.
What’s interesting about Washington is how the first rule for its leaders has always been to make sure they don’t have to follow many rules. Members of Congress have their