The Genius of the Della Robbia Clay from the Arno Transformed by the of Art of Man Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Della Robbia: Sculpting with […]
Political repression in regime-changed Ukraine: The case of Natalia Vitrenko’s Progressive Socialist Party
by Rachel Douglas 17 Jan.— One of the departing Obama Administration’s last acts of hostility towards Russia was Vice-President Joe Biden’s 16 January visit to Kiev, where he declared that “the international community must continue to stand as one against Russian coercion and aggression.” Biden has been an active booster […]
Post-election: Beauty will Prevail!
Here’s a proposal: Instead of stressing, despairing, obsessing over the unthinkable election taking place today, do something good for yourself. If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world (Shelley), then painters are the unacknowledged shapers of how we view the world. The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) has […]
Vitrenko’s Progressive Socialists Dramatize Economic Hardship, Rights Violations in Ukraine
August 24, 2016 was the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. There was little to celebrate, with civil war continuing sporadically in the eastern Donbas region, and economic austerity tightening around the population struggling to survive in the debt-ridden country. It is a fitting moment to remember Ukraine, which has dropped […]
The FDR Model: Electrifying the United States
One of the most crucial steps in creating the basis for economic progress, and a human standard of living, is the creation of an electrical power infrastructure. The availability of electricity dramatically increases the potential productivity of the human individual, and the more that individual uses, the better. Contrary to […]
Rembrandt van Rijn: ‘Love Gives Birth to Art’
The life of Rembrandt, born July 15, 1606, was, to a significant degree, affected by two history-changing events. The first took place on Dec. 20, the year of his birth: Two English merchant companies, under the patronage of King James I, set sail from London, their destination, the New World, […]
By Kate Freeman Sept. 14–Questions about Hillary Clinton’s health have persisted for some time and both her campaign and the Party have been extremely defensive on this count. Those questions have intensified over these last few weeks, as she has had to interrupt several major addresses due to uncontrollable coughing […]
What if Hillary were to Drop Out, Drop Dead, or Become Incapacitated??
Since the time of Andrew Jackson’s run for the Presidency in 1828, individual political parties have had the job of filling any vacancy on their national ticket, either that of their Presidential or Vice Presidential candidate. If one of their candidates vacates the ticket after they are nominated, either because […]
The FDR Model: Increasing the Productive Powers of Labor
Most Americans get the picture on the real state of the American economy. For all the talk of the vast numbers of jobs created, the surge in the stock market, and low inflation, they understand that their standard of living, and prospects for the future, are in decline—and they want […]
Finally, the truth about Trump: He’s a crashing bore!
Of all the trees felled, to produce the all the acres of newsprint, on which rivers of ink have been spilled, whereon Donald Trump’s dystopian, disturbing, disordered, dissembling utterances have been deconstructed, analyzed, and regurgitated, finally, one columnist has got it right. Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor of the Washington […]