Thanks but no thanks, pundits

Yes, despite our national majorities and the encouraging results of the 2018 midterms, there are legitimate reasons to be concerned about Trump and the GOP in 2020. But over the past few days, the pundit class has been aggressively pushing the alarming notion that if...

The case for Democratic fusion

Enough about the Democrat Party being one big tent. It’s more like a refugee camp inhabited by multiple parties that would naturally — in a parliamentary system — squabble and scrap before elections, but then come together to form a coalition...

Path to Victory: Joe Biden

Written on June 10, 2019, as part of a project I was thinking about doing for all the significant Democratic candidates. I thought the better of that, but decided to publish this in response to a friend’s question about Biden’s electability. — dc...

Adrift and aflame

Politicians, even the good ones, lie from time to time, and sometimes with good reason: Remember how Jimmy Carter tried to tell us the truth, and we repaid him with mockery and defeat? Governments lie, too. But then again, so do companies, and coaches, and churches,...
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