Side-stepping the septic tank that is American politics these days is nearly impossible. You can pretend not to notice its existence, you can try to whistle your way past a lot of the stink and unpleasantness, but basically ignoring what's going on in this world, in this country, right here, right now ... well, in… Continue reading Six Weeks Out
Four months into the coronavirus crisis, and four tortuous months until the next presidential election, I'm beginning to wonder whether we'll make it to next weekend. Every day, every hour, every fricking minute these days is a slog. Everything is a battle. Everybody's mad. Whaddya say -- just spitballing here -- that we all self-isolate… Continue reading Everybody’s Mad
You know, if it didn't involve bundling up and venturing out into public streets, and holding some hand-scribbled placard up for hours on end -- and then possibly running headlong into a bunch of wild-eyed, deaf, screaming lunatics in red hats -- I would totally be into protest. I mean, I have a conscience. I… Continue reading Courage and Conviction
Some years, before they ever really begin, simply feel more weighty. They portend something momentous. They promise the life-altering. This is what 2020 brings. This could be -- it just feels like -- a big one. Every year, to be certain, has its milestones and its speed bumps. 2019 was like that. 2019 was all… Continue reading This is 2020
A great debate now rages in the Democratic party about health care and health insurance and what rights America should grant its citizens, if any, to ensure that if we fall ill or are injured, we won't have to worry that the exorbitant costs of care will lead us to early graves. Or dump us… Continue reading A Right to Health_Care
At some point -- I guess it's this point -- I'm going to have to start in on the 2020 election. I'm going to have to make a little tag for the posts I'll write (as I did for the 2016 election), and then I'm going to work myself into a froth and have to… Continue reading 2020 is Coming!