If he can get Kudlow, someone most people thought was a smart man, to go out on Fox News to talk about the president’s Google analytics, perhaps Trump has more to him than we think.
Elizabeth Warren recently proposed rules to reform corporate governance. The new rules remove corruption, and ensure a voice in corporate …
These are not reasons tied to a political party, or even to an association. They are not particularly political reasons at all. They are reasons tied to personal frustration, disorientation, and helplessness.
Reedies Against Racism undertook a mutiny, and succeeded. Consequently, they destroyed in twenty-four months, a set of traditions that developed over more than a century.
Confederate soldiers and their families are not villains, either now or in history. Vandals who pull down monuments to their memory are.
Yet I suppose the TSFSMS hopes that even if students can wear black armbands to protest a war, they still have to participate in coerced pledges to the flag. Let’s keep our priorities straight.
The latest issue we have in front of us is whether Christine Ford or Brett Kavanaugh bears the burden of …
We all want to be left alone. In the past we valued democracy, because it seemed the best path to a good life. We tolerated politicians, because they did not come around that often. The contract we had with them seemed to work well enough. This round seems different. This time, democratic institutions could continue to wane for several generations.
None of these accusers or bandwagon jumpers want Kavanaugh to defend himself. They want him to ruin him. We say we want the truth, but rumors have no bearing on the truth. If you want privacy, do not accuse. If you want truth, attach your name to it.
As individuals who assault women or children eventually must face true accusations, so the state eventually pays for what it does to the people and institutions who trust it to preserve and protect the republic and its constitution. The state cannot escape history’s judgment, or ours. It never does.
If we ask what happened, our minds dream up thought experiments to help us explain phenomena that appear inexplicable. If we dream up thought experiments, we start to read books like those by David Ray Griffin. By that point, you have transformed yourself into a respected conspiracy theorist.
Yet the big lie of 9/11, and the war in Iraq that followed, have a more immediate bearing: one not directly connected to generational conflicts, or left-right conflicts as we currently prosecute them. Big lies propagated to justify futile wars bring alienation – resentments far more unbridgeable, and grievances far more irreconcilable. Ultimately, these public deceptions will bring our republic to the ground.