Happy Birthday to My Ever Thirsty Nation

I know that there are people who are going to disagree with me, but I think one of the best things about America and American culture is the way that we choose to fight. We fight all the time. It’s exhausting, it’s all consuming, it’s wonderful. Why would I love the fight? Because I think…

New Blood, Old Blood, and What Makes America So Damned Special

Photo: The American side of Niagara Falls. Taken during our first anniversary trip. We stayed on the Canadian side for most of the trip. ( I mean, have you seen that view?) I’m feeling a little patriotic this week. I love history and politics, I love pomp and circumstance, and I have a deep appreciation for…