The Court, The Election, The Future…and the Problem

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a loss unimaginable in scope, yet at the same time, unfortunately all-too-predictable. Ginsburg was clearly relentlessly battling recurring cancer, and it was only a matter of time. Enough so that many of the “life of…” stories were already written, just waiting for the word to come down to be published. So I will not even attempt what many others have...

DHS Turn Out To Be The Secret Police? Who Knew?

I mean, other than anyone who’s studied the history of secret police forces or simply did a rigorous threat modeling of what was likely to go wrong with the kind of powers and mission given to the Department of Homeland Security. Which apparently does not include the most liberal Senator of recent years (and, obviously, more timorous and less liberal Democratic Senators). From the “well,...

State of the Democrats, 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again, when politicians from Chris Christie to Barack Obama are giving their “State Of…” speeches, so I thought I’d give my own little version. Call it: State of the Democrats. These speeches are usually little more than formalized excuses for executives of local, state and federal government to grab some headlines and unearned face-time with the cameras...

69ers

The Hiatt Washington Post tells me that sixty-nine percent of the American people support Barack Obama's Excellent Tax Capitulation Deal. Why is that seeming so familiar to me? Oh, yes...it's because 69% is the exact figure the selfsame Post told me about a few years ago, too. I'm sure it's just a coincidence...right??