The American Experiment comes to an ugly end

As our economy and economic policy continues in thrall to the nouveau riche of the dying fossil fuel industry, we have all but irrevocably tied a millstone to our collective necks and taken a long walk off the short pier of world history. The world moves forward as America, the last superpower, foolishly blunders backwards to the metaphorical IR layer of extinction. Continue reading

Tiresias Notes, or, My Life as a Woman

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And still he persisted.  You women will know what I mean, and you men will never know, so I won’t describe his creepy, boorish behavior further, except to say that when a woman says a man was like an octopus, hands everywhere, I now know EXACTLY what they mean. Continue reading

Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

By cutting the subsidies that “make up” the portion of the premiums that the poor don’t pay (not the poorest, who, long since, were denied Medicaid coverage by Republicans in twenty-plus states) just as open enrollment is set to begin, he hopes to force insurance companies OUT of the market. Continue reading

Shooting: The Obligatory Liberal is Sacrificed to Right Wing PeeCee

The assassination of dialogue via “political correctness” from the right, and the literal assassination of a career by organized blogswarm is FAR MORE DANGEROUS than any ill-considered tweet by a CBS (former) employee. Continue reading