Samuel M. Simon

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The Framers

Since the 2004 election, our nation has witnessed the rise of the Framers. No, I’m not talking about the dead

An Injury To One

If you like to see politicians act out of character, then immigration is your issue. Witness George W. Bush defending

Students In The Street

My dad has a theory. Every time something goes wrong in politics, he consoles himself by telling me that we

The Trouble with Tradition

Last week, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a momentous piece of legislation. The bill established a civilian review

Screw Civility

Several weeks ago, a comment appeared on this page attacking the president of the Harvard Republican Club (HRC). The writer,

Death by Anecdote

One month ago, Bill O’Reilly, a Fox News pundit, brought a horrifying story to the public’s attention. In darkest Vermont—homeland

Who Really Serves?

It’s almost a cliché. Political commentators and elected officials from both sides of the political spectrum agree: the American military

Solomon’s Other Song

At the height of the Vietnam War, Arlo Guthrie wrote a song about littering. The song, “Alice’s Restaurant,” tells the

Politics for Rent

Nearly a decade ago, my parents came back from a trip with the music to the musical “Rent.” I was