Samuel Haas

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Best of 2017: The Top 10 Bass Lessons

Our bass lessons are super popular with readers, thanks in large part to our excellent contributors in the various lesson categories. Here are the …

Guitar

‘We forgive you, George’

A LONG time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, <i>Star Wars</i> movies used to be good.<p>They featured interesting characters doing cool stuff — flying …

Trump Tax Plan Benefits Wealthy, Including Trump

WASHINGTON — The tax plan that the Trump administration outlined on Wednesday is a potentially huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans. It would not directly benefit the bottom third of the population. As for the middle class, the benefits appear to be modest.<p>The administration and its …

Economics

Blowback -- the Washington War Party's Folly Comes Home to Roost

Exactly 26 years ago last week, peace was breaking out in a manner that the world had not experienced since June 1914. The Berlin Wall—the symbol of a century of state tyranny, grotesque mass warfare and the nuclear sword of Damocles hanging over the planet—had come tumbling down on November 9, …

Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialist Capitalist

In last week’s Democratic Party debate, Bernie Sanders stuck up for the idea that Americans are prepared to elect a democratic socialist, which is how he describes himself. “We’re gonna win,” he said, when the moderator, Anderson Cooper, pressed him on his electability under any kind of socialist …

Middle-class

The False Rise and Fall of Rand Paul

He was supposed to embody a new libertarian moment. But there never was one.<p>It was only a year ago that Rand Paul appeared on the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine with the headline, “The Most Interesting Man in Politics.” <i>Time</i> was hardly alone in this assessment. Paul was the subject of a lengthy front-page …

Middle-class