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Weaponizing the Blue Wave

Watched much of the Blasey Ford vs. Kavanaugh epic throw-down yesterday. The story melted the news. All top ten “trending” stories on the New York Times website were about this … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · 6 Comments

#MeToo Perps and Serial Murderers

Dunno if that’s a clickbait title. But if so, let’s get it on! With the news of this week including “Down goes Moonves!” and “Don’t let door hit you on … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Insanity as an Adaptive Response

It is commonly understood that insanity is a maladaptive response for the insane individual. In other words, insanity is normatively a “bad” thing for any of us. But the truth … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · 4 Comments

The 2018 Midterms are a Crossroads

In the last two posts, I’ve highlighted my belief that the coming 2018 midterm elections will be the most important election of any kind in memory. Was just reading about … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

There Is No Political Center

In the comments on the previous post, I mentioned the divide within the Democratic Party between “centrists” and “progressives”. In my opinion, in 2018, the concept of political “centrism” is … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nothing to See Here Move Along

So why am I resuming political blogging now — after a hiatus of almost 2 years? In a word: “mirage”. That is, the election of Herr Trump in November 2016 … Continue reading

September 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Getting Back to It

My last political blog, posted at the end of 2016, begins as follows: “This will be my last political post for the foreseeable future”. Well, this post, written two months before … Continue reading

September 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Cornell: Retreads (Part 3)

This is the last in a three-part series of posts about Chris Cornell. The first post discusses the anomaly of Cornell’s suicide last week. The second addresses Cornell’s growth as a … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Cornell: Growth (Part 2)

This is the second post of a three-part series. The first discusses the surprise of Chris Cornell’s suicide last week. The next post presents my theory of the dynamic behind that … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

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