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9/11/18

We haven’t learned a goddam thing. Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Elected Democrats

Left unchecked, the present Administration and Congress are going to unwind a century’s progress. The only option open to a person of conscience is unflinching and disciplined opposition. Continue reading

On This Idea That Things Have to Get Worse Before We Can Make Them Better

If the choice is between an imperfect status quo and the apocalypse, then that shouldn’t be a choice at all. If you have enough privilege to ride out the serial disaster that would be a Trump administration, bully for you. But there’s a whole bunch of people who don’t, and way too many of them stand to get hurt while you wait for the revolution to ripen. Continue reading

Keep Calm, Everyone

I don’t even have to look to know that right now the internet is exploding with speculation and finger-pointing with regard to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Whoever turns out to have done it, what we all ought keep in mind right now is that the purpose of terrorism is to cause terror. It’s to … Continue reading

Fourteen Years After

I wanted to write something about 9/11 today, even though most anything worth saying has been said and said again many times over the years. I think in the end my hero Charlie Pierce got it right when he wrote that “the sad, lasting legacy of that day 14 years ago today, and of all … Continue reading

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