The Politics of Lockdowns

The Politics of Lockdowns

Conspicuous Action. Those two words encapsulate a politician’s default response to any crisis (or “crisis” – many dubbed as such do not, considered rationally, deserve that level of emphasis), with the effects or efficacy of the action of...
The Power Makes The Bully

The Power Makes The Bully

Most Americans agree that we are in a culture war, and most probably agree that temperature is rising. Many see a real possibility of a systemic disruption, despite it being the most enduring political arrangement in the world. With both sides of the political divide...
Will They Listen?

Will They Listen?

Election day finally came and went. The final outcome of the Presidential contest appears to still be several days away, and perhaps weeks if we get into recounts and contested balloting, but at this juncture, it’s more likely than not that Joe Biden will be...
Sending A Message

Sending A Message

Election Day approacheth. In every iteration since, oh, about 1984, I’ve viewed its advent with a mix of resignation and detachment. Not apathy – I had and have a strong interest in who’ll win and how the political landscape will change as a result,...
“Don’t Believe Them”

“Don’t Believe Them”

Being an Internet political warrior, I’ve accrued a number of virtual friends and acquaintances (a subset of whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting ‘IRL,’ as the kids say). Among them are a sheaf of never-Trump conservatives who’ve...