A country’s highest elected representative warns its most important judicial body that their review of a controversial piece of legislation against the terms of the constitution is judicial activism and an attack by an unelected body on the needs of his government. He promises to set up a judicial review to look at and, potentially, […]
American propagandists and PR hacks have developed remarkably innovative ways of making words lie. Back in the ’80s we had “freedom fighters,” which was the way we described death squads who were friendly to America. “Pro-life” can be used to describe those who bomb clinics and murder physicians. “Enhanced interrogation,” of course, means “torture.” And […]
On Thursday at 1 a.m., my wife and I arrived home from the Galapagos Islands. As anyone who has read this series knows, I have a morbid fascination with what lies at the end of the road. Who is there? Why? How did they get there? Why does our societal centrifuge pull some people into […]
[NSFW WARNING: Graphic content. You do NOT want to see the images here, but I think maybe you should.] I’ve been wanting to write something deep, something analytical, something based on solid policy on the subject of the Republican war on everything, especially women and the poor, and just haven’t been able to do it. […]
Without addressing the existing cost of premiums, the Affordable Care Act fails to address the central healthcare concern of middle-class America.