I do not make a habit of touting my predictions. First, because like most predictors, I am rarely right, but use the one time I was right to kid myself that I can actually see the future. Secondly, like most other folks who are making predictions, I am biased towards the outcome I am professing. … Continue reading The Demise of (Big) Social Media
I am scared. I am scared for my Catholic friends, my gay friends, my non-evangelical Christian friends, my women friends, my family and my Jewish community. The rise of Christian nationalism is threatening a basic tenet of our agreement as a United States, our founding principle of the separation of Church and State. But it … Continue reading I Have A Reason To Be Scared
Many of us have good reason to worry. It is terribly bad out there. Putin is doing nuclear saber-rattling, Trump is still bitching about losing, DeSantis is illegally kidnapping migrants and illegally shipping them to Martha’s Vineyard, Sinema has perfected her imitation of a Republican, Manchin is screwing over the conservationist wing of the Democratic … Continue reading Something Else To Worry About
We didn't elect Joe Manchin to be king. Time to remind him of that.
Yes, it is coming. The Apocalypse. Armageddon. The End of the World as we know it. You don’t believe me?
I am tired of fighting. I think I will just throw in the towel and join the Supreme Court, the 22 States that have a Republican trifecta (i.e., Republican governor and Republican House and Senate), the 6 that have a Republican governor without total control of the state legislature, and all the other “originalists” who … Continue reading Simpler Times
This is what we now know. We now know that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch are liars. They both knowingly mislead the Senate on their views on Roe v. Wade. The idea of Supreme Court nominees committing lying, dissembling, and skirting the edge of perjury in their confirmation hearings is revolting, but not surprising given … Continue reading Land of the Free
I have been thinking about the culture war being manufactured around “Critical Race Theory“ (CRT). I know why it is being manufactured as in it secures the base for Republicans, attracts extremists and non-extremist White Christians who might otherwise vote for the other guy, and enables Republicans to paint Democrats as too “woke, again looking … Continue reading Do Not Be Afraid of Critical Race Theory
I was about halfway through writing a rant about why the Republicans are so scared of Critical Race Theory (and why CRT is real and important) when the Alito SCOTUS opinion was leaked. THAT takes precedence. Assuming that the Alito draft becomes the majority opinion, that means the federally protected right to abortion goes away. … Continue reading Crumbling Confidence
On Pesach (Passover) we come together with family and friends to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt. We retell the story, including the ten plagues the mighty One (as the story goes) released upon Pharaoh to convince him to follow Moses’ demand to ‘let my people go.’ That exodus and the plagues that terrified the Pharaoh … Continue reading The Ten Modern Plagues