What I Wish He’d Said

Reading time – 2:04  .  .  . Chairman Adam Schiff Speaking to the House A/V technician while covering his microphone and pointing toward the Republican Members of Congress who are not members of the House Intelligence Committee but are in the room: Please turn off their microphones. To all: These proceedings have been invaded by… [read more]


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]

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