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The Three American Political Parties

I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, what? We have two political parties in America, not three, dufus.” Oh yeah? I’m writing this post as of 11:27am PST on Saturday, October … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 3 Comments

Transitions

This post is about certain transitions in my life in this, the summer of 2019. The discussion starts with our firewood pile, and moves along a winding road through competence … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Feinstein and Klobuchar, Ick

Diane Feinstein, Amy Klobuchar. Top of the news cycles this weekend. Confirmed as enemies of progressives. But worse: as bad people. In both cases, both women espoused their centrist political … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

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

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