From a speech by FBI Director James B. Comey at the University of Chicago Law School, Oct. 23 (thanks, Mel):
Part of being clear-eyed about reality requires all of us to stare—and stare hard—at what is happening in this country this year. And to ask ourselves what’s going on.
Because something deeply disturbing is happening all […]
By the time you read this, the Republicans will have again showcased their leaders in the race to run the country and the world.
Here are five ways Republicans win:
By having the better candidates or the better policies — although in my view, the former is unusual and the latter, rare . . .
Not even your annuity salesman!
I know it comes as a shock (well, maybe not so much if you’ve read my book) — I mean, he’s so nice! and you went to college with his sister! — but now comes a report quarterbacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren . . . “Villas, Castles, and Vacations: […]
Today is Monday already? How did THAT happen! OK . . . so this is for what’s left of it but also for Tuesday because (a) there’s enough here for both and (b) I’m a rebel.
Showtime (free trial!) premiered “Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank” Friday.
The Boston Globe titled its […]
I spent most of the day watching the hearings.
I wish everyone could have . . . although the country is so polarized, I imagine not a lot of minds would have been changed. And the people who haven’t already formed a strong opinion, and thus remain persuadable, are probably the least likely to have […]
In this crazy alternative-universe world the opposition party has created . . . I’d like to say the “loyal opposition” party but am not sure that applies . . .
. . . a world in which Senate leader Mitch McConnell makes the President’s failure his #1 priority and then, years later, asserts in prepared […]
There’s the Barney Frank documentary premiering at 9pm this Friday on Showtime — COMPARED TO WHAT: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank. How far we’ve come. If you don’t get Showtime, stream it for free as part of a free trial? (Full disclosure: I helped a little to get this made. And that
Does anyone have a poll of what we Americans think of “Europe?”
I’d love to see it — especially if there are cross tabs breaking it down by party. My guess is that Republicans, and especially Tea Party Republicans, are more likely to feel disdain for Europe.
Better still if it’s broken down between people […]
John Boehner on gun-safety: Here.
Asked about whether or not it’s time for Congress to reconsider the research ban on gun violence it instituted on the Centers for Disease Control, House Speaker John Boehner deflected, admitted that Republicans will do nothing to stop gun violence, and said if Democrats want to complain about […]
So maybe you’ve wondered why stop lights are red and green — the two colors color-blind people can’t tell apart. That and other mysteries explained here. Three unimportant but amusing minutes. Hey: I’m on vacation.
In Berlin, no less! Changed a lot since last here, summer of 1963. Today we’re gonna try to find […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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