Thoughts on the #SOTU: 1. A man who has repeatedly insulted and dishonored the military, who offers to rent them out to as if they were mercenaries, and who is recklessly sending more troops away to foreign battlefronts, shamelessly exploited a … [Continue reading] about The State of Our Union: It’s Being Sovietized
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