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Moment of Reckoning

Moment of Reckoning

By Tom Robotham   On July 25, as the Democratic National Convention was getting underway, news broke that an armed man in the Larchmont section of Norfolk had barricaded himself inside his house after police came to question him on suspicion of vandalism. In a display of admirable leadership, Norfolk’s new mayor, Kenny Alexander, having

In Defense of Idealism

By Tom Robotham   On January 22, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman published a column titled “How Change Happens.” In essence, he argued that Bernie Sanders and his supporters are naïvely idealistic. “While idealism is fine and essential,” he wrote, “it’s not a virtue unless it goes along with hardheaded realism about the means