Category Archives: Politics

We felt we wuz screwed. Now there’s proof: we wuz screwed

At 7:30 on the night of Tuesday, November 4, 1980, my cousin Janet and I were on the phone in a state of whatever kind of shock it is that isn’t usually fatal. “This is a joke, isn’t it?” she … Continue reading

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Animal news…about George Santos

The (fish) tail of this Harper’s Weekly Review item perhaps will tell you even more about Santos, as if we haven’t heard enough: George Santos was accused of leading a credit card skimming plot and of lying about needing to … Continue reading

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I am not a subject. I am a citizen

I never considered the distinction between those two nouns until I read Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945, by Richard Overy. In laying out every detail leading to and encompassing World War II, Overy tells us that the … Continue reading

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