Mark A. Isaacson

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Graduates: Beware Thoreau

As we relive our best Harvard moments, it is worth considering them in light of those words of Thoreau’s.

Wild, Wacky Wingnuts

The problem for the party is that the type of candidates voters demand—authentic, empathetic, and offering certainty—happens only to be on the fringe.

The Day the Maverick Died

Perhaps it is time for the term “maverick” to be put out to pasture, but John McCain deserves to be elected and remembered for the dignity and principle with which he once served.

Five O’Clock Somewhere

We would do well, now and again, to remember a little of that emotional rush we felt not so long ago.

Healthcare Mythology

Yes, healthcare reform is a noble cause. In the short term, it may even cut some costs. But no matter what the president says, passing a bill ends no “journey.” It won’t “solve a pressing national issue.”

Beck, Party of One

The Right’s newest frat boy takes the stage

My Country ’Tis of Tea

This is not a defense of the Tea Party or of its tactics, but it is a word of caution to those who would ignore it or judge it quickly and harshly.