Katherine Dalton

To Be Elected. Or Not–

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Happy birthday, Will.
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Derby Time

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Louisville, Kentucky.  It’s Derby time here. If you have business to do with someone in Louisville this week, don’t expect a quick reply. I have always run hot and cold on the Derby, with its display of war toys before…
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On the Nightstand this Week: Lear

April 15, 2014
A good recent Louisville production of King Lear sent me back to my handily small Yale edition to reread this most poignant of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Its title character is the hardest of his rulers to play, after Leontes—because Lear is…
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The Berry Center at Work

April 8, 2014
Mary Berry (Wendell’s daughter, and an occasional contributor here) has founded The Berry Center to continue her family’s work to buttress the economic well-being of small farmers, and the organization has pushed forward with its programs quickly. You can read about the…
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The Berry Center at Work

April 8, 2014
Mary Berry (Wendell’s daughter, and an occasional contributor here) has founded The Berry Center to continue her family’s work to buttress the economic well-being of small farmers, and the organization has pushed forward with its programs very quickly. You can read about…
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Paying and paying for college

February 21, 2014
Untangling the sticker price for an undergraduate degree.
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California Splits

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When a "boomer" hits the Pacific Ocean, how does he redefine starting anew? Here are some suggestions from the West Coast.
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How We Saw Ourselves: circa 1800

December 3, 2013
I am reading through James Ronda’s Lewis and Clark Among the Indians (first published in 1984) and was reminded of how we saw ourselves politically in the early days of the Republic. This was well before the War to restore…
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The Anti-multitasker, RIP

November 12, 2013
The Stanford professor who debunked the myth of effective multitasking, Clifford Nass, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on November 2. But he leaves behind his interesting work on the way humans interact with technology, and how some of our…
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A spook speaks–just in time for Halloween

October 31, 2013
For those readers at all interested in Angela Merkel’s dismay, or the reach of our homeland spy agencies, here are a few pertinent quotes from Paul Pillar, speaking on NPR’s Here and Now radio program on October 29. According to…
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The Rhetoric of War Powers

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I suppose we have the Constitution we deserve--but we could fight for the one we had.
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Louisville’s Food Broker

May 16, 2013
Why is Louisville’s unique Farm to Table program not being copied in other cities?  Here’s a national story you can pass along to your mayor, about Louisville’s matchmaker for food, Sarah Fritschner, whom I’ve written about on this site.  …
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Tonight, in Boston

April 18, 2013
Just a few hours ago Boston FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers held a press conference in that city to present two security camera films of what the government is calling suspects in the bombing of the Boston Marathon crowd on Patriot’s…
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Eating Local–Or Local Enough

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If I earn ten pennies in heaven for being a local food supplier, do I get five for being regional?
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Women at War

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Women are now cleared for combat positions in the American armed forces, and for all the ladder-climbing that now allows. On January 24th, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the direct ground combat exclusion for women. It is impossible to listen…
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What Women Voters Want

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If this is feminism, then pass me the patriarchy, please.
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