To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Hard Feelings Breaking Things

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You know the way Shakespeare created a portrait of a family’s hard feelings in King Lear, his tragedy about a raging, storming English king with three daughters? That play, set in Gloucester, speaks to me now of how Congress and the country are falling apart. It even takes me back to the Civil War. Shakespeare […]

Jamie Stiehm
Jamie Stiehm
Jamie Stiehm is a Washington journalist and public speaker who writes a syndicated column on national politics and history for Creators Syndicate. Her commentaries and op-eds have appeared in leading newspapers across the nation, such as American Heritage, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and San Francisco Chronicle. She wrote several essays for The New York Times’ “Disunion” series on the Civil War, one of which, The War Comes Home for Lee, was chosen for their hardbound collection, Disunion, published by Oxford University Press [2016].