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The Atlantic has just published what I feel to be one of the most important articles in recent memory, by Jonathan Haidt: “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.” This OnPoint interview of Haidt by Meghna Chakrabarti provides a roadmap every American can use to help mitigate the destructive effects […]
In light of recent events in Texas, I thought it might be a good time to re-post my 2020 article on women’s rights. ________________________ With the ascension of two new conservative justices to the Supreme Court, anti-abortion activists have been busy ramping up an array of anti-abortion bills in Republican controlled states, with the ultimate […]
Donald Trump’s second impeachment, on the surface, delivered the expected results. 43 Republican Senators voted against conviction despite absolutely damning, irrefutable evidence and a riveting, emotionally powerful presentation of the evidence by House impeachment managers. The final vote was 57-43 to convict, 10 shy of the 2/3rds majority required for conviction. But that is not […]
40 Years of Voodoo Economics The 40-year project to transfer the wealth of the nation to a new oligarchy is complete. The coup de grâce was delivered unexpectedly by Covid-19, which stripped the façade from our Potemkin economy, revealing tens of millions of Americans on the brink of penury, even as the 1% reaped a […]
Navigating Chaos It’s summertime. This was when the virus was supposed to back off for a while. That’s certainly not happening. America’s response to this pandemic has been a tragedy, and a national embarrassment – the result of a catastrophic failure of leadership, and the deliberate politicization of recommended measures to limit the spread of […]
The inauguration of Donald Trump brought on a whirlwind of scandal-a-day chaos that has made it impossible for me to assemble the long form Risk & Opportunity newsletters that I have published since 2002. As a result, I have only published twice since the 2016 election: “Donald Trump – The Chaos President” in July of […]
Steve Bannon once held forth that the agenda of the Trump Administration is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” In its place he envisioned a no-holds-barred nationalistic capitalism, grounded in a medieval Christianity – waging war against secularism and Islam. As time goes on, however, it has become clear that President Trump has something else […]
With the ascension of two new conservative justices to the Supreme Court, anti-abortion activists have been busy ramping up an array of anti-abortion bills in Republican controlled states, with the ultimate goal of overturning Roe v Wade. In the course of 40 years of destructive political warfare over abortion, public sentiment has remained surprisingly unchanged. […]
Jeff Flake’s speech from the floor of the Senate announcing his retirement is one for the history books. It is an inspiring recitation of the highest ideals of our nation, and an unflinching rejection of the moral degradation that has consumed the Republican Party and poisoned our political culture. It’s a shame a politician feels […]