There are a lot of reason to feel hopeful about November. We’ve been winning. And even though the “generic” gap seems to be narrowing (between those who would prefer an unnamed Democrat to an unnamed Republican), there’s reason to think it’s wide.
We’re also making progress on redistricting. A state like Pennsylvania — […]
One way to think about the market: were you more or less confident in the country’s prospects and prosperity when Obama was President than you are now?
> If you were more confident then — when the Debt was finally again shrinking relative to the economy as a whole — why should the Dow be […]
Does this sound like your cup of literary tea?
It all started with a simple idea, the idea of a City on the Heights. But as the competing visions of an orphaned teenager from Mosul, an Islamic State commander and a well-meaning American Jew come together, the result is a dangerous and combustible mix. In […]
Well, really. Don’t we need some?
Satire, from the Onion.
And then — devoid of any political edge — there was one-time aluminum-siding salesman Rodney Dangerfield, 1921-2004, remembered here. (So ugly when he was born that the doctor […]
Hate crimes are apparently up, in part, perhaps, because Klansmen and others — some of them “very fine people” — are encouraged by what they see as a sympathetic president.
The Washington Post recently offered this sad report: “The Confederate flag resurged. The KKK burned a cross. Racial tensions flared in a Southern […]
John Grund, one of your fellow readers, offers this wonderfully clear analysis (thank you, John):
Here’s another way to think about the Republican tax bill: Think like an owner.
Sit down quietly and let your mind inventory all that you own as an American. I like to start with the Statue of Liberty. It was […]
Have you been watching it? The six-part documentary series on Netflix? E.g., episode #4: Cartel Bank. (“A trail of suspicious transactions led to startling revelations about banking giant HSBC and its ties to Mexico’s deadliest drug cartels.”) One episode not to miss is the finale, #6: The Confidence Man. (“Donald Trump’s image as a […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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