An inability to focus on consequences that do not center on him. Check. An absence of empathy for others. Check. A lack of impulse control coupled to a need to lash out […]
Rohg Skoler summons the demon Trumplestiltskin
First, I saw this article. Just the kind of thing to get a bleedin’ heart like me right in the feels. Trump’s Treasury pick Steve Mnuchin oversaw 50,000 foreclosures against the vulnerable […]
The war over words
Politicians have always sought the power to control the meaning of language. But now this open warfare has raced past reprehensible to dangerous for democracy. In the vicious descent to American unexceptionalism […]
What if cops were Skittles?
According to Vox, police have killed over 2,000 people since Ferguson. Their map of fatal encounters illustrates the point with red dots. That made me wonder. What if cops were Skittles?
Examining a cynical, fake-patriotic Facebook meme
Instead of making yourself a tool for those whose agendas run counter to the best interests of the nation that flag represents, how about stepping back and asking who’s playing you, and […]
Never forget…what, exactly?
Yesterday, Big Think posted an interesting collection of Gallup Poll results, along with some commentary: Obama Actually Made America Great Again. Here’s the Data. To hear the rabidly irrational Obama opposition on today, […]
Goodbye forever, Phyllis Schlafly, 9/5/16
Schlafly’s personal formula was to marry rich, employ a housekeeper while proudly touting her housewife credentials, follow her bliss (into enterprises for which she did not require a living wage), and then […]
Pew Research, February data, and Trump’s assault on separation of church and state
ZOMG, it must be a right-wing plot! Maybe. But Pew Research posted this data on the relationship between U.S. religious groups and their political leanings not so very long ago. Consider this […]
What’s a little martial law between friends?
Wait, isn’t that what they’re asking for? Cleveland Police Calling for Open Carry Ban at RNC After Baton Rouge Shootings This just gets touchier and more complex as the hours roll by. […]