Our imagined community is myth that requires some strong juju. We collectively imagine what it “means” to be an American. The fact that we still care about our imagined identity means we haven’t given up on our joint project. We scrap and cuss and “resist” and “maga” because we all still care.
NYT (1995): “Clinton Embraces a Proposal To Cut Immigration by a Third”
A naturalized citizen takes a skeptical look at H1-B visas.
The predictable split of the Court on this matter portends the inevitable split between the left and right leaning citizenry, as many decisions this term have done. With the strong, provocative rhetoric from our President which underlies the whole thing, it is hard to reconcile the two sides.
Where will the Era of Bad Feelings ultimately take us?
The crushing cost of living in America is on the rise — both in reality and in the minds of disenchanted voters.
In my last post I was tough on the Democrats. Some readers pegged me as a closet Trump supporter with American flag pajamas. In this post I will lay that misconception (that I sleep in pajamas) to rest. 7 days ago Trump & Kim Jung Un shook hands. Today the universe is talking about one thing – children and border enforcement. Here’s my short summary.
Using outrage to draw an overreaction from opponents then becomes self-fulfilling prophecy of “See, those people really do hate us”; for Stephen Miller, immigration checks many boxes for engagement by enragement politics.
Lawyers for Scot Peterson (one of the Deputies on-site during the Parkland shooting) are arguing that Scot Peterson had no Duty to stop the school shooting
This is the problem for Democrats. All of the comparisons to Hitler, all of the sky is falling rhetoric, and all of the breathless coverage of Trump’s… inept administration will not force people to feel anxious enough. What if… and this is the gut punch question.. what if it turns out the new normal ain’t so bad?
Laying down our markers for the upcoming 2018 elections
A couple of almost oldsters, just trying to get through a year.
A guide to cashing in your credibility.
New Reuters poll re: support for Republicans among 18-34 year olds
True, Hillary Clinton received roughly 2.9 million more votes that Trump. But she didn’t get the most votes either.
Nobody did. Nobody also won the electoral college in a landslide.
One of these things is not like the other.
Okay, actually, almost none of these things are like the others.
The question now is, what conservative outlets will remain open to criticizing the President, despite the dollars to be made in not doing so? What market, if any, is there for a loyal opposition from the right to the President and his hardcore followers?
If the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he isn’t real, the GOP’s greatest trick is convincing working Americans that literally destroying the federal government is in their best interests.
Back in 2015, in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting, Memphis’s City Council decided that it wanted to rid itself of statues celebrating terrorists and traitors. The city’s council voted to get rid of one such statue before being immediately overruled by the Tennessee Historical Commission. Sam Wilkinson talks about what happened next.
An attorney is responsible for knowing when he or she has stepped into the role of counsel to a particular individual. For all of his perceived shortcomings as an attorney, Cohen got this one right
How Ben Shapiro helped build a conservative movement Trump could thrive in.
The Nation of Islam is anti-semitic, conspiratorial and destructive but we should examine their impact with the same willingness to understand allocated to Trump voters and the alt-Right.
Complicated things are complicated, and advocacy press releases shouldn’t be reprinted as news.
A look at the media coverage of the West Virginia strike.
They’ve got the power, let’s see what they do with it in the clinch.
PS: Is my image too subtle?
Tipping point. An idea whose time has come. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of history.
Grading Trump’s first year, with an assist from sabermetrics.
A look at California’s new anti-anti-immigration law.
Michael Wolff’s The Fire and the Fury is the talk of the town and certainly the book of the moment.
The Trumpian worldview in full effect.
Hysteria is growing in the USA and Europe once again.
Boom goes the dynamite.
Tillerson might be on the way out, more intrigue in Trump’s dysfunctional governmet.