May 20, 2024

Can America Be Trusted?

By David Haldane May 20, 2024     It’s a painful question. Especially for an American who wants, more than anything, to take pride in his […]
May 13, 2024

DeJa Vu: I was an Outside Agitator at Columbia in 1971

  By David Haldane May 13, 2024     The only thing unusual about the call was that it came so early. “Good morning, comrade,” said […]
February 19, 2024

The Flop Heard ‘Round the World

By David Haldane Feb. 19, 2024     A Filipino comedian told a joke that flopped. And now the universe is talking about Taylor Swift and […]
July 27, 2023

Should Parents Be Told?

 By David Haldane July 27, 2023   It seems like a question with a simple answer. If a child exhibits symptoms of mental illness in school, […]
July 6, 2023

Technicolor

By David Haldane July 5, 2023   It’s happened at last. What conservatives hoped and liberals feared: the US Supreme Court has banned race-based affirmative action […]
February 9, 2023

Soldiers

By David Haldane Feb. 9, 2023     I have a vivid memory of the coffee we sipped. It was bitter, somehow off kilter, as if […]
December 29, 2022

Divided Faith

By David Haldane Dec. 29, 2022   I read some surprising news the other day. An American Catholic priest, it seems, had been dismissed from the […]
December 1, 2022

Gringos Get Gone!

  By David Haldane December 1, 2022   The irony is stunning. Mexicans want Americans to stay away. And, if they’re already in Mexico, well, they’d […]
November 3, 2022

Standing In

By David Haldane Nov. 3, 2022     I had an entirely different lede in mind for this column. I expected it to say that the […]
August 25, 2022

Invisible

By David Haldane August 25, 2022     Let me confess something right up front: I didn’t begin noticing Filipinos until I married one. Now, 14 […]
June 16, 2022

Activism’s Heavy Toll

By David Haldane June 16, 2022     It was everywhere. With few exceptions, every TV news channel in America livestreamed last week’s Congressional hearings in […]
June 2, 2022

Bombing the Dictionary

By David Haldane June 2, 2022     It enrages me every time. I’ll be working on a column—regarding, say, a construction project—and type the word […]