I irritated a few of my friends yesterday. They took issue with the provenance and veracity of a political cartoon I shared. Good political cartoons are provocative and relatable by design, which is why I don’t consider it particularly important to share it here. Suffice to say there are plausible cases for and against it, mountable by reasonable people. […]
I hope that in Donald Trump, we have a uniter; a champion for all Americans. I hope that the people I respect who actively supported and campaigned for him—both of my personal acquaintance and not, and there are many of each—were, and are, more correct than I can possibly imagine. I hope that the people I […]
Look, I get it. It’s displeasing and disturbing, all the way around, but it’s reality. Some substantial number of Americans decided to put a narcissistic jackass with a questionable past and minimal experience in the White House. But his eight years are nearly up, and the republic has survived. Have a good weekend.
Dudes and dolls, I always feel a little sheepish when I come back to you after an unexplained, longer-than-customary absence. “Now baby, listen, it’s not like that…” I hear myself saying in my head as you accuse me of burning my discursive oil elsewhere. (Or “dipping my nib”? Too provocative?) We’ve actually been pretty busy. We […]
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Congressman Mike Pompeo as Director of the CIA. That’s a longtime immigration hardliner to deal with the illegal alien problem, and a Tea Party pragmatist to gather intelligence on radical Islamic terrorism. These are not the picks of a president preparing to capitulate. It […]