Un-Acountability

Reading time – 2:14; Viewing time – 3:24  .  .  . From Greg Sargent of The Washington Post: “Trump is not merely staking out an absolute refusal to cooperate with any and all lawful subpoenas, on the deeply absurd grounds that the House’s impeachment inquiry is illegitimate, as the White House counsel has argued. “Rather,… [read more]


Against Their Own Interest – and Syria Stupidity

Reading time – 3:47  .  .  . A lot of barrels of ink have been emptied in an effort to explain why some American voters – largely rural people – consistently vote against their own interests. This predates Donald Trump, although he has been a beneficiary of it and has exploited it masterfully. My understanding… [read more]


Balance – Eventually

Reading time – 1:50; Viewing time – 2:31  .  .  . The plain-spoken admission of facts is usually refreshing. Yet what we’ve learned over the past few years is that clear speech sometimes falls galaxies away from refreshing. And sometimes there is no price that’s paid for being a very bad boy, even when there’s… [read more]


Brutal – By The Numbers

Reading time – 3:50; Viewing time – 4:55  .  .  . I’ve long believed that the hope for the world is our young people. Here are two reasons why I see things that way: We adults have made the terrible messes we’re in and we steadfastly refuse to do anything to make things better. Our… [read more]


Kavanaugh Lessons – Good News, Bad News

Reading time – 1:21  .  .  . Immediately following the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claim of having been sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stopped to talk with reporters in the hallway outside the committee room. He went on a long, angry rant… [read more]


2020 Presidential Debate

Reading time – 3:39  .  .  . Transcript of Presidential Debate, October 6, 2020 Anderson Cooper: Mr. President, to pick just one issue, in the summer of 2019 you claimed that Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian, when your own National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center had made… [read more]


How To Lose an Election

Reading time – 3:52; Viewing time – 5:08  .  .  . Set aside for the moment your notions of what you want and how you want to go about making it happen. Focus, instead, on how to win the presidential election, presented here in inverted format as the sure path to the Democrats’ loss. Start… [read more]


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