Category: News

The Pelosi-Versus-Squad Paradigm

After President Trump said that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies in the House, all women of color, should “go back” to where they came from, the conflict between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez’s “Squad” was suspended. But the underlying rift between the progressive insurgents and the establishment of the Democratic Party remains, on issues…

By JohnValbyNation July 19, 2019 0

The Movement to Impeach Donald Trump Is Far from Over

On Wednesday afternoon, Representative Al Green, who since 2005 has represented Texas’s Ninth Congressional District, stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and read from a resolution to impeach Donald Trump. “Donald John Trump is unfit to be President,” Green said. “Unfit to represent the American values of decency and morality, respectability and…

By JohnValbyNation July 19, 2019 0

Campbell McGrath Reads Czeslaw Milosz

Listen with: iTunes WNYC Stitcher TuneIn Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss “Realism,” by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem “The Human Heart.” McGrath has published several poetry collections and received fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. His latest book is “Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected…

By JohnValbyNation July 18, 2019 0

Neil Armstrong, Over the Moon Among the Pandas

In June, 2001, I took Neil Armstrong and his wife, Carol, to the National Zoo. I love pandas. As it turned out, Neil Armstrong did, too. The visit happened after my neighbor Joe Allen, another early astronaut, called to ask if I could arrange for the Armstrongs to see the young pandas, who’d recently arrived from China…

By JohnValbyNation July 17, 2019 0