Category: Potpourri

The Hype Around Jon Ossoff’s Election

I continue to see articles in the national press about Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Specifically, the nation is supposed to be riveted on a Special Election that will occur to fill this seat on April 18th. If you don’t know…

Jeff Sessions Should Resign

Before we discuss whether or not Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III perjured himself during his Attorney General confirmation hearings, let’s look at what he said about President Bill Clinton perjuring himself in front of a grand jury and what he thought…

Will Trump Last?

One of these things is not like the others. It was completely consistent with Trump’s campaign rhetoric for him to berate the president of Mexico on the phone. It was consistent with his campaign rhetoric to focus all counterterrorism efforts…

Protests Are Their Own Reward

I long time ago I wrote a piece (I’ll link to it here in orange on the relationship between liberal bloggers (and the online communities they create) and the people who demonstrate in protest marches. At the time, I was…

Hard Hard Right Will Trump Be?

I’m trying to decide if David Weigel is correct to frame the politics we are about to see unfold in the following way: When the 115th Congress begins this week, with Republicans firmly in charge of the House and Senate,…

Our Discourse on Israel is Stupid

There are plenty of American politicians who have an incentive to demonstrate strong support for Israel, but only a small handful who have much, if any, incentive to support the settler movement there. So, it doesn’t surprise me that some…