So far everything here has been about the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuba, Nixon and anything else I can think of that's somehow relevant to my novel, The Madman Theory.
The first was a piece on President Obama and the N-word, in which I argued that the president should not be taken to task for using the word. In a very literal sense he did not actually "use" the word. It may sound a bit lawyerly, but it is more accurate to say he mentioned the word. Check out the piece if you're interested in this use/mention distinction.
And on Saturday I submitted a piece, not yet posted, on gun control. It argues that Congress might be culpable in the recent North Carolina Church shooting because it voted down a bill that could have prevented the shooter from buying the gun he used in the killings. I'll put up the link here when the Post posts the article. And send out a Tweet.
(Speaking of which, what is the best hashtag to use in this case? I have to admit that I'm a bit confused when a subject has multiple Twitter hashtags. How do you decide which one to use? Any guidance on this subject would be appreciated if you'd like to leave a note in the comments section here. Thanks in advance.)
And I have a piece in the works on community policing. In an earlier life, while working at Harvard, I traveled to police departments around the country to interview cops as well as community members about policing practices and, in particular, community policing. Call it an old hobby horse.
Back to the point. This website, originally conceived to supplement my novel, has a new purpose.
But I'm not sure what that new purpose is, exactly. On one level it's to elaborate on what I'm writing for the Post. Is that enough? Why would anyone care? What more is there to say?