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What’s a pathological optimist to do when all about her is despair?
I just read today’s New York Times opinion section, after which I dipped into the readers’ comments, as I always do. Despair, hopelessness, monumental depression — about us, the United States. Secession, too, had its proponents among my fellow readers, … Continue reading
Posted in Guns in the U.S. of A., Human rights, The Facts of Life, voting rights Tagged "Pushkin Hills", Andrey Kurkov, Brown v Topeka, Chris Murphy, Jamelle Bouie, James Wood, Michelle Cottle, Michelle Goldberg, New York Times, Paul Krugman, secession, Sergei Dovlatov, The New Yorker, The Talk of the Town Comments Off on What’s a pathological optimist to do when all about her is despair?
Trump Trauma Semi-Redux
Election night, I left Steve Kornacki for a French Netflix series — unfortunately, about an election. Fortunately, the underpinnings were so corrupt, so overloaded with weird electoral methodology, I couldn’t draw comparisons to us and develop an associate depression. I … Continue reading
Posted in Corruption, Fascism, political campaigns, Politics, Racism, The Facts of Life, The filthy rich, voting rights Tagged Brown v Topeka, Civil War, Robert E Lee, Steve Kornacki, the Confederacy, Twitter, Virginia, white academies Comments Off on Trump Trauma Semi-Redux
They are thieves and I am furious
Pretty much every day I get mad. Yesterday, it was this in the Times, written by Erica Green: Charter Schools, Some With Billionaire Benefactors, Tap Coronavirus Relief Charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately run, are securing coronavirus relief … Continue reading
Posted in COVID-19, Koch Bros Final Solution to Democracy, political campaigns, Politics, The Facts of Life, The filthy rich Tagged Brown v Topeka, charter schools, COVID 19, government loans for businesses, Libertarian Party, segregation academies, United Federal of Teachers Comments Off on They are thieves and I am furious