UPDATE: I’ve recorded a podcast that expands upon my thoughts on Maddow, in addition to a few other points of interest. There’s also a podcast companion article in which I list specific sources that I reference in the episode. David Cay Johnson, a prominent financial journalist and Trump-empire expert, very recently received Donald Trump’s 2005 IRS […]Read More MSNBC Plays the Trump Card: Maddow and David Cay Johnson Give Us NOTHING on Trump’s 1040
Following Trump’s “Muslim Ban” the issue about the refugee vetting process has reached a fevered pitch. But few of the arguments (so far) have been constructive. What we do know is that the vetting process is already very thorough , ,  and, statistically, very effective, which is just one reason why so many were so […]Read More Quick Thoughts: Vetting and Radicalization
The second episode of the podcast is officially live. Check it Out Here In this episode I talk about Milo, Jeff Sessions, Transgender rights and what it may mean to have a sexually open society. Fair warning: there is discussion about Milo’s recent comments on his sexual abuse.Read More Second Podcast is Up!
In what can only be described as a stunningly obtuse and ham-fisted policy move, Donald Trump has effected an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The contents of the EO, by this time, are well known. Most notably it “bans” immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries (Syria, […]Read More Muslims Not Welcome Here: Islamic Extremism and A Common Sense Immigration Policy for the US
It’s taken approximately this long for my thoughts to coalesce to the point where I feel comfortable calling them a semi-ordered mess. I’ve jotted down notes in notebooks, textbook margins, napkins, post-its, and old bank statements – half finished pieces litter both physical and virtual desktops. I’ve written scattered thoughts on Trump’s Cabinet appointments, the […]Read More Ballots or Bullets
In a modern take on Ovid’s tale, America has begun to craft a myth of its own. The American left has become isolated from the political realities of the rest of the country. Social media has become a convincing echo chamber for any number of artificial realities of our own creation. We habitually expose ourselves only […]Read More Echoes of Narcissus
Many of us are trying to gather our thoughts after an unexpectedly perplexing election night and, frankly, a thoroughly bizarre year to date both politically and otherwise. It appears that these results were widely unexpected by everyone. My panic, formerly kept at bay by a dim hope, set in with finality late evening on the 8th. […]Read More Relax. This is all just a simulation, maybe. I gather my thoughts.