From Criminals to Heroes

Someone asked recently, how can it be that my take on Russiagate is it is mostly manufactured political drama with little substance, much less evidence. After all, I am not one of Trump's followers. In other words, how can I say it's a nothing burger, yet not be a Trumpet? Only Trump followers are supposed … Continue reading From Criminals to Heroes

The Business Party: Why It’s Time to Break Up America’s Most Powerful Duopoly

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution (e.g., Articles of Confederation)." ~ John Adams, … Continue reading The Business Party: Why It’s Time to Break Up America’s Most Powerful Duopoly

David Hume is the Humane Philosopher We Need Now

"Political writers have established it as a maxim that, in contriving any system of government and fixing the several checks and controls of the constitution, every man ought to be supposed a knave and to have no other end, in all his actions, than private interest. By this interest we must govern him and, by … Continue reading David Hume is the Humane Philosopher We Need Now

Jimmy Carter lives Modestly in His Georgia Hometown

immy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: “C’mon, kid.” She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders … Continue reading Jimmy Carter lives Modestly in His Georgia Hometown

There’s Crap in the Streets: Red, White, & Blue

Why is San Francisco ... covered in human feces? Nathan Robinson     http://youtu.be/zJKSC7g1BBo   People aren’t pooping on the streets because they unlearned basic hygiene. Rather, the incidents reflect shameful levels of inequality in the city. It’s an empirical fact: San Francisco is a crappier place to live these days. Sightings of human feces … Continue reading There’s Crap in the Streets: Red, White, & Blue