The Indispensable Leader

Harold Meyerson in The American Prospect, responding to passages in Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in which he referred to himself as “the voice” of those who “no longer have a voice”, and claimed: “[n]obody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”: what made Trump’s speech truly […]

I Prefer Less Evil Myself, How About You?

So, somebody posted this article on Facebook: Hillary’s Supporters Really Sweating Over Bernie Or Bust Here are some choice pearls of wisdom by the author, one Russ Belville: Really, the election, should it come down to Hillary-> Clinton against Donald Drumpf, ought to be a cakewalk for the Democratic nominee. Just listen to the guy. […]

Nuance and Ideology

Some people don’t do well with nuance, especially when it comes to ideology of any kind- religious, political, whatever. They lose sight of the fact that people are more than two dimensional archetypes. Generally, I have found that people are complicated, complex, confused and confusing bundles of often contradictory feelings, impulses, insights, ideals, heavily fortified barbed […]

Donald the Incorruptible

“Donald Trump, who has spent months decrying politicians who take big money for their campaigns, now says he will accept money from big-dollar donors for the general election.” Donald Trump is now accepting the kind of big-money donations he thinks corrupts politicians (Vox, updated by Jeff Stein on May 9, 2016, 3:59 p.m. ET)    

The “Anti-Establishment” Trump

On the same day as Trump excoriates Jeff Bezos for using his mouthpiece, the Washington Post, to keep his taxes as low as possible, Donald Trump tells a reporter his tax rate is “none of your business” and that he himself pays as little tax as possible. Of course this is arguably not a hypocritical position, […]

On “the lesser of two evils”

In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, once again we are hearing from certain people that Hillary Clinton is merely the “lesser of two evils”, and evil is evil so no good person can vote for Clinton. I am even hearing the argument that voting for the “lesser of two evils” is […]