There’s a lot to be thankful for

This Thanksgiving, it is too much to ask that we cast off the bonds of our evolutionary heritage for good, but it should not be much to let the better angels of our nature have free reign for a single day.  Friday, let the complaints and battles continue again, but Thursday, set it all aside… Continue reading There’s a lot to be thankful for

Time Magazine: Maybe we should have another Civil War after all?

Progressive historian Jon Meacham takes to the cover of Time Magazine to helpfully explain how President Abraham Lincoln saved democracy by destroying it in the bloodiest conflict in United States history, and how these lessons apply to today’s political battles against the dreaded Ultra MAGA.  The narrative is clear, but the truth couldn’t be more… Continue reading Time Magazine: Maybe we should have another Civil War after all?

Biden fancies himself John Quincy Adams, thinks he can save America

The President delivered a primetime speech about the “continued battle for the soul of the nation,” but who is he to declare close to half the country his enemies?  What moral quality and compass does this man have to define democracy itself, proclaim himself everyone else’s better, and demand we conform to his view of… Continue reading Biden fancies himself John Quincy Adams, thinks he can save America

Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

The world has no shortage of horrors, once you expand your lens beyond Western Europe.  Horrors and humanitarian crises caused by repressive, authoritarian regimes are the norm in fact, not the exception.  We should do what we can, but we can’t save everyone. Europe is supposed to be different.  These things don’t happen in the… Continue reading Ukraine: Don’t let Eurocentrism or even outright racism dictate our response

The Democrats January 6th festival of the absurd and obscene

Vice President Kamala Harris invokes attacks that killed thousands of Americans and launched wars that killed thousands more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi welcomes Darth Vader with open arms and takes a break for a musical interlude.  President Biden launches the 2024 campaign, and says we’re in a battle for the soul of America, except he’s on… Continue reading The Democrats January 6th festival of the absurd and obscene

President Joe Biden: Anyone who compares voter identification to the Civil War might be a demagogue unfit for office

Somehow, the President managed to insult the memory of every American that died in the Civil War and Civil Rights movement, paint his political opposition as the equivalent of Confederates and the Ku Klux Klan, and use one of the most grossly ridiculous analogies in the history of modern politics, all in service of a… Continue reading President Joe Biden: Anyone who compares voter identification to the Civil War might be a demagogue unfit for office