Former FBI director James Comey’s new memoir A Higher Loyalty has attracted both praise and condemnation. Comey lays out the argument that President Trump is “unethical and untethered to truth and institutional values.” The higher truth for Comey lies in the rule of law, which he feels is in jeopardy.
The author of another recent book on the state of our state hasn’t received nearly the same amount of attention as Comey’s. Nevertheless, Yale historian Timothy Snyder issues his own warnings. Reviewer Frank Soos looks at On Tyranny.
Recently, hundreds of graduates recieved diplomas and certificates from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Among the gowns and mortar boards, processions and speeches was a figure officially documenting the proceedings. JR Ancheta is UAF’s chief photographer and videographer. If his images show a special appreciation for the emotions of the graduates and their friends and families it might be because it wasn’t that long ago the JR was one of those receiving a diploma from the school. But his story offers a compelling case for the United States retaining a robust immigration policy.
And Chris Lott is in for another episode of Katexic Clippings.