What are the most valuable skills a person can have in these challenging times? Fluency in Chinese? Knowing how to write computer code? Understanding the intricacies of campaign finance law?
In our view it’s the ability to maintain a cheerful demeanor in the face of unrelenting calamity and probable doom. Crying won’t help if you’re stuck in a careening Greyhound with a deranged person at the wheel. Grabbing the wheel might, though.
We raise an eyebrow at the credentials of the un-elected, unconfirmed, unqualified troika of rich old white men who run the Department of Veterans Affairs from a sleazy developer’s tacky Florida club house.
Portsmouth attempts to muffle the combustive, two-wheeled mechano-flatulance of downtown’s most prominent cosplayers—to the usual lack of effect.
Finally, we’re proud to publish “A Foolproof Solution to Gun Violence in the U.S.,” by W.D. Ehrhart, poet, combat-wounded Vietnam veteran, and Master Teacher at the Haverford School in Philadelphia.