Even well-educated people often have trouble judging the quality of news outlets. Here’s a simple but very effective tip: look for paragraphs like this one, from an recent article in the Washington Post: This account of how McConnell and enough … [Continue reading] about How Do You Tell If News Is Reliable? Here’s One Simple Tip
Photo: Gage Skidmore I’ll have no hesitation voting for Bernie if he becomes the nominee, but if he does, I’ll want him to win — the country will need him to win. But he faces a huge, obvious obstacle, and instead of dealing with it, he and his … [Continue reading] about Bernie Isn’t Really a Socialist, But Everyone Thinks He Is. That’s a Very Big Problem.
iStock Along with everything else we’re dealing with, there’s the sad state of the strong man. Not the Strong Man, like the currently popular Putin. The actual strong man. It’s good that our understanding of what it means to be a man has … [Continue reading] about Mike Pompeo’s Meltdown & the Sad State of the Strong Man
There sure are a lot of absolutists in Bernie-world: according to a recent poll conducted by Emerson College, 47 percent of them won't commit to voting for any other Democratic nominee. But they’re not alone: a significant percentage (28) of all … [Continue reading] about It’s Not Only the Right That Attracts Authoritarians
There’s nothing we Democrats like better than a fight — with each other. Even now, when we face a threat analogous to a giant asteroid hurtling towards Earth, our response is to form a circular firing squad. As we see with the current … [Continue reading] about The Democrats’ Circular Firing Squad Is In Full Effect