Wisconsin GOP Plans Atrocities

This is an important Twitter thread on the Wisconsin Republicans’s plan to commit a series of atrocities against democracy next week. BREAKING—as in breaking democracy: a truly shocking & naked power grab underway in Wisconsin. Dems won every statewide race…

Zoe Lofgren’s Moment Has Arrived

There are a lot of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. Some are very prestigious. The Ways & Means Committee handles taxes and entitlements. The Finance Committee oversees Wall Street. The Judiciary Committee has a wide mandate and is…

Trump’s Bad Day in Court

The conservative assault on the federal courts has been very substantial during the first two years of Trump’s presidency but things have still not broken irrevocably. On Friday, the Supreme Court declined to intervene on the administration’s behalf to stop…

The Price of Being Multisyllabic

In the 1970’s, the U.S. Navy decided that they wanted an independent assessment of how difficult it was to read and understand their training manuals. The result was something called “the Flesch-Kincaid scale,” which will take a given piece of…

Why I Believe Dr. Ford

All of this drinking in high school stuff is bringing up a lot of memories for me, not all of which I’ll share because my mother doesn’t really need to have flashbacks or be triggered at this point in her…