In 2016, a Trump victory was unthinkable. In 2020, it’s almost unavoidable, that is, unless Democrats recycle a better playbook.Read more "The Unsinkable Donald Trump"
The news is bad, I agree. But focus your energies on what really matters, and laugh at the rest.Read more "Medicine for the News"
Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 both depict a future devoid of thought, but not awareness. Both protagonists differ very little in their demeanor and the books share such similar commentary about complicity and passive acceptance that they might be taking place in the same literary universe.Read more "INEXTINGUISHABLE: AN OPTIMIST READS 1984 AND FAHRENHEIT 451"
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"