Thank You, Mr. President: An Ambivalent Retrospective

By Mark Naison I campaigned hard for President Obama in 2008, cried tears of joy when he was elected, and yet found myself in almost immediate opposition to many of his policies–not all of which could be blamed on ...

The Kenyan-American President

By Jerry Ward Despite his being a lame duck, President Barack H. Obama did not quack in delivering his farewell address on January 10, 2017. He is too intelligent to reify a metaphor. Obama lectured on the centrality of ...
bknation_surreal2-jpg

January 20, 2017: Surreal Meditation

By Jerry Ward January 20, 2017 will be (____________________).  Complete the sentence.  Let the assertion be an example of sound signifying (just)(ice). Reporters and journalists are working overtime, seeking non-objecti...
bknation_camnewton-jpg

Cam Newton, and the Killing of a Mockingbird

  By Kevin Powell The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question. —JAMES JOYCE, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man   I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’v...
Set of four wooden dreidels.

Another Willie Cauley-Stein Chanukah

By Jonathan Miller It’s been a tough week to be a liberal Zionist in Kentucky. From the Cats loss to the Cards, to the POETUS’ nuclear noodging, to my own POTUS executing a Grayson Allen-like leg sweep to trip up &hellip...
bknation_putin-jpg

Russia: Reagan’s Evil Empire Rises Again

By Jonathan Miller Every generation has its seminal moment … an event whose memory is etched onto our souls. We not only remember where we were and what we were doing, but also all of the hues, fragrances, and melodies &...
bknation_homeless-jpg

No Sympathy for the Poor

By Hyunny Kwon  Trust me, I would love to stand on the street and beg for money, but I can’t, can I? But you have to think, like what they did to get themselves in that situation. Like you think …