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The Fall of the Cool President

The Fall of the Cool President

In the past few elections, voters elected presidents who projected coolness (Clinton and Obama) or swagger, which George W. Bush had in spades. We saw them play the saxophone at Arsenio Hall, shoot hoops with Michael Jordan, and throw out the first pitch—a strike—in front of sold out Yankee Stadium crowd a month after 9/11. Of the six presidents before […]

Spread the wealth: we need women on our bills

Spread the wealth: we need women on our bills

In the first episode of the critically-acclaimed series The Wire, a trio of drug dealers discover that they’ve been given counterfeit money—more accurately, a piece of paper stained with coffee and bearing a hastily drawn portrait of Alexander Hamilton. The leader, D’Angelo becomes irate. “This look like money? Money be green! Money feel like money!” Another dealer defends, “It’s got […]

Denali: an open letter to the President

Denali: an open letter to the President

Dear President Obama, On August 30, you endorsed an order that restored the name of our country’s tallest peak to what the Alaskan natives have been calling it for centuries: Mount Denali. I think this was a wonderful gesture. While William McKinley was a good president and deserves our recognition, it doesn’t make sense to honor him with a mountain […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 2 comments · Opinion