Category: Politics

Ravelry 38

Un-Ravelry

Ravelry didn’t just come out of the blue with their banning of all things Donald Trump. There is a messy ball of yarn to untangle here.

concentration camps 162

A Camp By Any Other Name Would Smell as Foul

I don’t want the extremely esoteric battle over what we call our immigration detention facilities to distract from what they are; a catastrophe, regardless of what you choose to call them.

healthcare 94

Socialized Healthcare and Paternalism

When we all pay entirely for everyone else’s healthcare, everyone’s health becomes everyone’s business. This has real consequences for issues of lifestyle freedom, as choices that should only impact my health become issues others can object to.

Kyle Kashuv 243

Paying the Price of Admission

I write lots of words. In all that writing what you won’t find is specific mention by name of any of the Parkland kids. Till now.

Steve Bullock 85

Totally Fair Unfairness

Gov Bullock isn’t being excluded because he is from Montana, candidate Bullock is because he didn’t meet the absurdly low standard to be included.

debates 66

The Coming Debate Slog in South Beach

With two nights and 20 candidates, it is highly likely the debate festivities will be less Rumble in the Jungle and more Slog in South Beach.

debates 130

Undebatably Wrong

The DNC just screwed Elizabeth Warren. A foreseeable consequence of a poor decision.

quarterly performance review 4

Good, Bad, and Indifferent: QPR for 2Q

Opining on the interwebs doesn’t have quarterly performance reviews, but if it did, let’s see how some of the words I’ve put out into the ether have held up.

Drag Queen 289

The Gig Is Up

Sohrab Ahmari is mad as hell and he is not going to take it anymore. He is shocked, shocked that drag queens read stories to children at public libraries.

45

Relitigating Stuff Everybody Agrees On

So we got into an argument about Citizens United on the Twitters way back when. I started this essay then but I was recently inspired to complete it.

debates 9

Fear and Loathing Among the 1%ers

The DNC has finally decided to winnow down the baseball team-sized field of Democratic Nominee hopefuls by September of this year.

Tiananmen Square 6

This Post Won’t Be Read in China

June the 4th marks 30 years since dreams of democracy were splattered across Tiananmen Square along with the blood of untold number of protestors

lobbyist 77

Stange Bedfellows for a Popular but Dumb Idea

Governing and legislating is hard, cheap media pops like this are not, so it’s no wonder of wonders when Ted Cruz and AOC go for the latter when opportunity presents.

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