….was going to stop ‘big money’ influencing politics, was it? Hmmmm….
The tantrum you’re noticing right now is a result of the sudden dramatic change in the dynamics of the 2020 election. The Supreme Court vacancy in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death helps Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. It may not put him over the finish line, but it’s going to help a lot, just ... Read More
The official Black Lives Matter website no longer includes language encouraging the “disruption” of the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” The language had been featured on the site's "What We Believe" page, in which the group had laid out its support for various extreme policies and ideals ... Read More
While we did not agree with many of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s views about the Constitution or the judicial function, we never doubted her industry, dedication, gumption, civility, or patriotism. We send our condolences to all who mourn her passing. Justice Ginsburg almost certainly had more fans than any ... Read More
For those keeping track, here’s a list of Democratic Party “norms” for placing new justices on the Supreme Court of the United States, as they stand today: Norm #1: When Democrats are in charge of both the Senate and the White House, they are free to nominate and confirm any justice they please, as ... Read More
Welcome to “The Tuesday,” a weekly newsletter about politics, language, culture, and things that are so obvious that only a very expensively educated person could fail to understand them. If you would like to subscribe to “The Tuesday,” you can do so right here. I would be grateful if you would. Justice ... Read More
Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes? Chico Marx in Duck Soup (1933) The long-rising blue tide that has colored American politics and values may have crested, but it could still have enough momentum to make it through the election year. Even if Trump is somehow reelected, the wielders of power and ... Read More