That controversial statue of Philadelphia’s bombastic late mayor, Frank Rizzo, does indeed serve a useful purpose. It’s just not the purpose his devotees have in mind. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Donald Trump claims hundreds — thousands? — of friendships that transcend racial, religious, class, and national boundaries. But who are his friends, really? The results of my admittedly unscientific survey follow.
New York Times columnist David Brooks muddied a legitimate issue by perpetuating a popular but fallacious myth: the notion that whole families can be classified as “good” or “bad.”
In the great march of civilization, Donald Trump and his defenders seem unaware that there is more than one way to handle adversity.
If you’re looking for balanced budgets, Bill Marrazzo of WHYY is your man. But if you’re looking for a quality alternative to commercial broadcasting, you'd best look elsewhere. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Before we get too carried away with comparisons of President Trump to the fictitious Captain Queeg, please permit me this quibble: Any such analogy is an insult to Queeg.
Donald Trump’s alma mater declines to celebrate its famous alumnus, and it also refuses to explain why. Let me take a crack at it.
As the Philadelphia Orchestra’s conductor for 44 years, Eugene Ormandy subordinated his personality to the music. Since 2012, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has taken a different tack. Hoo boy, is it different. Dan Rottenberg reviews.
A world-class orchestra usually proves its mettle on stage. But another test of professionals is how they handle the unexpected. Dan Rottenberg considers two potential crises.
Where are the global villains of yesteryear? A backward glance provides comfort and reassurance about the likely fate of today’s autocrats. Dan Rottenberg considers.