O, I am deluded!

A funny thing happened to me in the fall of 2016: After the worst-case scenario on election night, I suffered through a burst of clear-headed perspective, writing several harshly honest essays here. Three years later, despite my post-debacle efforts at brutal clarity,...

Trump/GOP: No win on the board

I think it’s time to circle back to the most important point in the impeachment discussion: We now possess enough official documents and sworn testimony to inspire the average defense attorney — in the vast majority of criminal cases — to pursue a...

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 American Apocalypse

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, I’m here to talk about everyone’s favorite topic: Disease. When I was a kid, science told us that “Indians” walked here across a “land bridge from Asia” about 13,000 years ago. And science was...

Inside the Barr-Murdoch meeting

Scene: Rupert Murdoch’s Manhattan Apartment, Wednesday night, Oct. 9, 2019. Fox Corporation Chairman Murdoch and U.S. Attorney General William Barr sit in leather chairs while two assistants, dressed in dark suits, use hand-held electronics to scan the room for...

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...
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