-The following is a post first published on December 24, 2015- Thus far, even a cursory glance at any of the Republican debates is enough to show the complete lack of thought, consideration, or care given to statements of foreign policy, particularly toward ISIS. Simplistic statements that were once limited to frontrunner Donald Trump have […]Read more "On the Liberal World Order Pt. II"
-The following is a post first published on December 20, 2015- In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here is the Preamble, in its entirety: Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, […]Read more "On the Liberal World Order, Pt. I"
Trump’s whispers are heard in the atmosphere, hovering over the populace like clouds that threaten destructive floods to come. Someone reports seeing a blue bird, which has by now become the omen that foretells an inauspicious day. Another blue bird is reported, then another. The people have learned to let the flying beasts come, lest […]Read more "The Ballad of Trump and McConnell"
Two decisions came out recently, one from the judiciary and another from a private business. I’ve taken an interest in both of these rulings simply because they were both released on the same day, as the result of happy coincidence, and because they coincide with a general confusion that grips present American society. Let’s unpack.Read more "Trump and Twitter and Kaepernick and the NFL and the First Amendment"