What to do if the Republicans win on Tuesday

Sam Smith - If the Republicans win on Tuesday there's a big chance of massive numbers of sensible Americans going into depression, withdrawing from politics or replacing their positive goals with just anger. But there's another more useful approach: to use our time to work to restore American democracy, to illustrate what a kinder, wiser … Continue reading What to do if the Republicans win on Tuesday

Jazz: Cooler and cheaper than war

Sam Smith A HALF CENTURY AGO , jazz musician Dave Brubeck became a star in an anomaly: some American foreign policy that actually worked. He recently was in Washington celebrating his participation in the Jazz Ambassadors program of the 1950s,which sent musicians abroad to show a different side of America. Among the other participants: Dizzy … Continue reading Jazz: Cooler and cheaper than war