We are “Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state” . . .

By JoeAm One of my sources, those spread across the globe like a spider’s web, each node a listening post, today entrusted me with the wisdom of Alexander Pope, which I shall reproduce in a moment. Do you read poetry? Not many do, I think. Anyone who reads poetry has undoubtedly tried, and maybe succeeded, … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Dust-Up

By JoeAm I have reproduced below a comment by Edgar Lores from the discussion from the last article that generated a social media firestorm and some hurt feelings. Edgar’s examination of the dust-up is well within character for him, orderly, earnest in search of understanding, and downright brilliant. J.A. Edgar wrote . . .  _______________ … Continue reading

Change to Policy and Terms: Guest Article Submissions

By JoeAm Until now, The Society of Honor has been open to guest articles from the general public. This poses a problem in that it is risky to publish works from unknown sources. Therefore, guidelines for the blog have been changed to allow submissions only from known contributors or from known public figures. Known contributors … Continue reading

Heydarian on “petty, elitist, self-absorbed” liberals

By JoeAm A lot of people concluded these past few days that political pundit Richard Heydarian had left his middle ground of carefully parsed objectivity to put his full weight behind the Duterte government. It started with this tweet:     It didn’t make sense to me, that DDS-Marcos folk could back families known for … Continue reading

Elections Determine a Nation’s Fate

By Popoy Del R. Cartanio Where people are free as in a democracy, the people elect their leaders to guide and rule them in pursuit of their destiny. Regular elections in the most significant and powerful ways can stagnate or simply make or unmake a nation.  In a nation of the blind the people should be … Continue reading