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Snapshot

The world didn’t end, but…

Every job has its regular rhythm as well as its seasons. At the IJN, January is what we call “Rockower season.” It’s when we parse everything we’ve published in...

Overreach

Last week I wrote how crisis can be broadening. This week I’m reminded that crisis can be used to gain deeper, possibly illegal, powers. That’s what I think of when...

Universal Basic Income

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness,” observed Mark Twain or, to use a cliché with a more positive spin, travel is broadening. We all get...

Cutting and running

It feels like the British have a bad habit of cutting and running. Is it a consequence of the country’s political system? Unlike in the US, where a president’s term...

The Broncos stew

Confession: I’ve never been a Broncos fan. My first allegiance was to Joe Montana. Later, after he retired and I moved to the Boston area, I became a Patriots fan....

Reading in 2020

When this pandemic started, I didn’t think there was any way I would achieve my status as a paid-up member of the “reading class,” as I did last year. A brief...

America first

A few IJN readers raised some questions last week on our “Readers Speak” page. Did odd things happen during the Nov. 3 election? Were there unusual patterns? These...

‘The Last Dance’

What are, uh, rainbow bagels? Is it true that the French start their workday at 10:30 a.m.? And was Scottie Pippen really the 2nd best NBA player — but only the 122nd...

Shabbat at David May’s

Pardon me, because I’m certain I’m repeating myself, but some stories are worth re-telling. For anyone interested in local history, the story of Horace Tabor who...

Crying wolf…and Nazi

Do we err when we associate fascism exclusively with Nazism? When we fail to understand that fascism can take different forms? That it isn’t necessarily accompanied by...