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The Capitol Insurrection: Our Altamont Moment

It exposed a broken country and shattered delusions that never deserved to be taken seriously in the first place. Trump insurrectionists cheer as more of the crowd gains access to the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.…

Cinema’s Annus Mirabilis

Timothy Bottoms in The Last Picture Show. (Columbia Pictures/Trailer image via YouTube) In 1971, Hollywood gave us a string of not only great films but enduringly fascinating ones. Fifty years ago Hollywood embraced a new era, the most…

The Task Ahead for Conservatives in the Biden Age

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ow that Donald Trump has lost the presidential election to an egg-salad sandwich, taken the Republican Senate majority down with him, and inspired a bloody insurrection that has cratered the credibility of the…

Showcasing Vulnerability Isn’t a Virtue

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards reception in London, England, October 15, 2019. (Toby Melville/Pool via Reuters) The public needs to see strength, not weakness, in its leaders. In her op-ed for the…

The Necessity of To Kill a Mockingbird

Tourists gather by a mural depicting a scene from To Kill a Mockingbird in Monroeville, Ala., in 2015. (Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters) Year after year, my students cite it as their favorite of the works they’ve read for my class. It…

The Post-Pandemic Fever of Living

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he 21st century must be a teenager. It thinks it has discovered everything, including death and the pandemic. But the truth is the world has survived worse epidemics. The Black Death in the 14th century killed…