The too-long edit

It’s been almost eight months since I finished the first edit of my new Chene trilogy, and I’m here to bear witness: No matter what anyone tells you about how hard writing is, it’s nothing compared to the months of not-writing that follow the...

The coup that might yet be

Again, I’m not going to re-stipulate all the reasons why it’s reasonable to assume that Republicans will never turn on Trump, yada yada. But look at the news this morning. The utterly inexcusable, cowardly and shameful betrayal of our Kurdish allies. The...

The Full Narrative

BTW, here’s the “tell” from Sen. Ron Johnson’s Meet the Press self-immolation yesterday: JOHNSON: “You set this thing up totally biased. I could never really get into the full narrative.” Yes, the “full narrative.” The...

What is democracy worth?

Josh Marshall has a classic Editor’s Brief at Talking Points Memo this morning: Long, rambling, extemporaneous and loose, but also inherently fascinating: “I’m talking about the global contest between autocracy and authoritarianism on the one hand and...
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