President Biden defends the truth

President Biden defends the truth

I kept waiting to read a column devoted to this observation, and maybe it’s out there and I just haven’t seen it. But since I haven’t, here goes: The best thing about President Biden’s inaugural address was that he called out Republican lies...
The Spoils of Empire

The Spoils of Empire

Some years ago, Janet gave me a used copy of Gore Vidal’s “Burr” as my Christmas present. Thoroughly recommended, but I’m not here to write a book report. What Vidal understood about America was what I refused to admit: Though we were founded...

Enough with the bland liberalism

There’s a piece at TPM from a lawyer with a group called Protect Democracy, and while I’ve looked at their stuff and find it generally founded in common ground, reading her column crystallized, for me, my frustration with a certain kind of bland, generic...

The Fed bends the knee

Now comes word that the Federal Reserve is about to cut a key lending rate by about a quarter of a point. Even if you don’t routinely pay attention to financial news, this is a story you need to be following. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen economic...

It’s the system, stupid

This morning’s Guardian includes an op-ed piece from a former UC-Berkeley sociology prof who contends (via somewhat dubious example poll questions) that college-educated Democrats live in denser bubbles than Republicans. Perhaps, but that’s not the...
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