April 1, 2017
Someone told me that racism didn’t have a damn thing to do with Freddie Gray’s murder because the mayor of Baltimore was black. You’d guess right that kind of racist thinking came from someone who voted for Trump, but this … Continue reading
February 9, 2017
Republicans Scramble for a Plan. And a Clue. Obama thinks we should let the Republicans hang on the repeal of the ACA. That’ll feel good as long as you don’t think of the tens of thousands dying without healthcare and … Continue reading
And now Trump has it.
One of the more shameful aspects of the Obama presidency was watching liberals reverse-engineer reasons for why Bush-era security policies were now good, as they became Obama-era security policies. The most common rationale they landed on was the usual one about there being a tradeoff between security and privacy, and in a dangerous world we’ve simply got to give the spooks greater latitude (read: break whatever laws they want).
This argument is trash for many reasons, but among them is that it presents an incomplete picture of what is being sacrificed. Individual privacy is harmed by dragnet surveillance and unaccountable security agencies, but so is the basic democratic nature of the political system.
Source: This is how the American republic ends
February 6, 2017
I’m moving from Bluehost to inmotion hosting. Depending on how much I fumble the process, there may be some times this site isn’t available in the next few weeks.
February 5, 2017
Hey, I care about you and the world we live in. Here’s some of how I expressed that this week: Let Chuck Schumer know he needs to take a page from the Tea Party book and engage in some serious … Continue reading