Bold, Transformative…Biden?

Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes and political overload. So if you’re not paying attention to all the donation spam in your inboxes right now - or you’ve actually set up a filter to send email with the words “donate,” “urgent,” “election” or the like straight to the trash, then maybe you missed getting an email like the one I just got direct from the Biden campaign. It’s...

The Choice, 2020

On Friday, Donald Trump tweeted that "when the Looting starts, the shooting starts." Earlier today, All-but-certain Democratic nominee Joe Biden weighed in: This is really where we (still) are in America, 2020. And make no mistake, if we still have an election this fall, Democrats will absolutely campaign for Biden on "we suck less." We can and should do better than both these guys, America,...

Biden’s Gaffes and Rumsfeld’s Law

Friday morning, Joe Biden said something stupid on live national television. Well, on the internet. Most weeks, this would typically only be recognizable as "Friday," given the gaffes-per-day pace of ol' Gaffe Machine Joe. But this time, it was about the real third rail of American politics -- not Social Security, as the original formulation had it, but race. On a radio interview with popular...

An Open Question on Social Security

Right now, everyone's in campaign mode. All the guns, all the cylinders are being fired at once. This is the quadrennial "big f*ckin' deal" as Joe Biden would say. So perhaps it's not the right time to pose this question...but then again, given that election times tend to represent unique opportunities to put pressure on candidates, perhaps it's the perfect time. On the subject of Social...