Hooray. It’s 2020. An election year. A year when we’re probably more likely than ever to share what we think about the state of things while wrestling with the choices presented to […]
Lifelong student with interests a mile wide and an inch deep. Autodidact. Pedant, hopefully of the slightly more pleasant sort. Sharer of things learned along the way. Lately of a creative bent.
Sentencing reform vs. Minority Report
Shocked, shocked I am to see good intentions go off the rails You know, it seems like only yesterday a particularly odd combination of Americans was aligned on at least one point…the […]
Trump’s All Show, No Forces Day Address
The airport gaffe is less about Trump and more about us As the story goes, the teleprompter was down so he had to wing it for a moment. Allrighty, then. But before […]
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher acquitted. Are we getting the whole story?
PBS News Hour reports: Why Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty of murdering Iraqi captive. When the King of All Dumpster Fires tweeted support, I knew Gallagher was guilty. At […]
Conscious plants!? Surely you jest!
Nominal Science Editor at The Guardian opines thusly: Group of biologists tries to bury the idea that plants are conscious. It’s a fascinating read. Enjoy it. But…let’s have some fun with this. […]
The end may be nigh, but don’t lose hope
This only starts out doom and gloom You probably don’t need to, but just in case, stop for a moment and think about the headlines of the day, however you’re aware of […]
Women’s health and transgender advocacy
How do we handle the math? What if I told you that a study showed the number of breast cancer diagnoses dropped by 170,799 in some Year II compared to Year I? […]
U.S.-Mexico Relations Tea Leaf Reading
There are plenty of facts to be found. For this exercise in prognostication, I leave it to Dear Reader to find their own, connect them as they will, and make of the […]
New Mexico, vigilantes, abduction, and citizen’s arrest
New Mexico’s problem with aggravated assault and abduction By now you may have heard about the vigilante goon squad in New Mexico that “detained” approximately 300 people. As usual, I’m no attorney. […]
The Democratic party is clearly casting to the right
Change my mind Pelosi wants us to think there are like maybe 5 of us. Let’s take a little look at the politics of the possible, shall we? Let’s start by trotting […]