Don’t March Just For Science

This past Saturday, April 22nd, thousands gathered in their cities to march for Science. They (myself included, full disclosure) see the buffoons in the current government who, among other things, believe climate change a Chinese plot, aim to bleed dry the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute for Health, and suspect vaccinations. All good reasons to […]

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The Gaga Experience

Several weeks ago, Lady Gaga performed at the Superbowl halftime. Left-wing commentators, still processing the Trump presidency,  thought – or hoped rather – that she would make some political statement during the show. She did not because she didn’t need to. The person who Lady Gaga is, the entire experience of her, carries political depths that need […]

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Dispatches from America Trumpiana, I: A Profile in Courage for Clinton?

News popped over the Zuck Wire that “computer security experts” are encouraging Hillary Clinton to demand a recount. Apparently, they claim evidence points to Russian malfeasance and tampering with electronic voting machines that swung votes away from Clinton and to Trump in key states like Wisconsin and Michigan. Clinton lost those two states by small margins. […]

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My friend Larisa over at Austere Magazine pens a great read on how to tune out the barrage of news and content and shouting matches that fill up the modern discourse in 2016. The background context to this piece is the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival, which she and I both attended. The Festival’s panels covered […]

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