And to those who think I’m “advocating violence” please note that predicting the sunrise in no wise advocates sunrises, disparages sunsets nor denies the possibility of the moon. Continue reading
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
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
Santayana would weep. Not only do we not learn from history, we want to repeat its mistakes bigger and yuger. (sic) Continue reading
The big money behind the Tea Party has pulled a Dick Cheney: They’ve forced the fellow they shot in the face to apologize to them for being shot.
If we accept the notion that we should have relations with the Holy See, shouldn’t we AT LEAST nominate an ambassador who is not a living repudiation of the standards that the Church purports to stand for? Continue reading
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
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
But whether or not he could appreciate the enormity of the offense he gave, the fact remains that his acts were speech, in both the technical and the fundamental meaning of the Constitution. So I agree with the Court that he must go free. Continue reading
The old superstitious notion that eclipses aren’t portents of doom isn’t refuted by this moon-ths news.