The Brothers’ Guard Review The Avett Bros. “Closer Than Together”

“The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary.” That’s the first line of notes introducing The Avett Brothers’ new album, Close Than Together.

What can we say about this album? It’s halfway political, halfway personal. But maybe that’s part of the point, hence the title. It’s an intensely personal work, born out of their own private experiences and feelings, and at some point those feelings were about the news cycle. Continue reading

A Primer On Immigration and the Wall

Here are some facts about immigration. I invite you to check them yourself.

Fact:
In 1934 the Supreme Court ruled that to declare a national emergency a situation must be urgent, infrequent, and unexpected.
Illegal immigration is not infrequent, nor is it unexpected. If it was not urgent 10 years ago when it occurred more often, it is not urgent now. Continue reading