Category Archives: Politics

Why did the madness take over people’s minds?

For all these years, since 2016, there is that agonizing question: why did people we thought were intelligent and rational vote for Trump? My current answer — which I admit emerges from a sort of intellectual stupor coming from the … Continue reading

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How does our former guy compare to Brazil’s former guy?

Just before I began to type this I was holding my head in my hands. Here, courtesy of Harper’s Weekly Review, is why: The vice president of Brazil explained that Jair Bolsonaro—who, during his presidency, was bitten by a giant … Continue reading

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The model of a model GOPer: projection and blame

In Anthony Trollope’s novel, Barchester Towers, Mr. Thorne, the regional squire, and his spinster sister throw their annual lawn party for almost everyone in the neighborhood. Of course, they have invited and eagerly await the local aristocracy, members of the … Continue reading

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