I try to leave the longer things for weekends, to keep you out of trouble. With nothing to do, you could be led astray in so many ways; but with Jeremy Grantham’s brilliant The Race Of Our Lives, you will be enlightened, and perhaps spared a bad sunburn, poison ivy, getting lost in the […]
Mostly what we need is for our folks who generally sit out mid-terms not to sit out this mid-term.
The daily outrages, corruption, and incompetence just might impel them to show up.
But there’s something else this year, too: our candidates.
We have great ones!
Like these DCCC “red-to-blue” Congressional challengers.
And Beto O’Rourke to knock […]
Here it is. (Thanks, Mel!)
So worth the four minutes!
And so worth not destroying it all — as humanity, after so many tens of thousands of years, clearly now has the capacity to do. We are two minutes from midnight, “the closest we’ve been to the apocalypse since the height […]
If you were standing in the smoldering ashes of 9/11 trying to peer into the future, you might have been overjoyed to discover this happy snapshot of 2018: There has been no subsequent major terrorist attack on America from Al Qaeda or its heirs. American troops are […]
Michiko Kakutani, writing in The Guardian:
Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and fear can make people susceptible to the lies and false promises of leaders […]
He had a 4.16 GPA and was class valedictorian, but his parents kicked him out. The world faces so many challenges — climate change; artificial intelligence; nuclear proliferation; a sociopath beloved by white supremacists — but the biggest, as illustrated in this story, may just be learning to love and look out for each […]
Now anyone can customize a Monopoly set. And that’s nice.
But how great is this story? (Thanks yet again, Mel!)
Starting in 1941, an increasing number of British Airmen found themselves as the involuntary guests of the Third Reich, and the Crown was casting about for ways and means to facilitate their escape…Now […]
. . . is sitting in the Oval office. (Not literally: he’s in New Jersey, golfing.)
Even more important is this must-read history of Russian spying in the US. The parallels between 1946 and 2018 […]
Watch this trailer. “Active Measures” opens August 31.
Russia is at war with us, and our commander-in-chief, a sociopath, is — at best — looking the other way.
If that’s not impeachable, what is?
His pace of falsehoods and misleading statements has accelerated.
The Russians are winning.
The Republican Congress just nixed […]
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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