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June 24, 2017

2016 election

Dems Should Heed Bernie’s Warning

Bernie Sanders, in an interview in The Huffington Post, had some strong words for Democrats, and in typical Bernie fashion, he didn’t hold back. “The truth is, and I think anyone who objectively assesses the situation has to appreciate, that the model the Democrats have followed for the last 10 to 20 years has been

Hope In Disastrous Times

I will not be home today. I will not be near a television. I will not bear witness to the most dignified President of my lifetime handing over the keys to the country to the man who could not be more his opposite if he were created in a lab with that express purpose. I

The Three Political Myths of 2016

Conventional wisdom isn’t necessarily incorrect, but it is incomplete. The existence of it often provides far too easy answers to far more complicated concerns. This election has been no exception. If you buy into the simple explanations, it may well bring you comfort, or at least a sense that maybe you know what you are

Running On Empty

Robert Christgau took the words right out of my mouth. This situation is not conducive to anyone’s coherence including my own, hence my decision to bullet-point a reaction piece that was going nowhere slowly. Of course, the end of the world as we know it isn’t conducive to coherence either. Several times over the last

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