Random Political Thoughts

Random Political Thoughts

As Joe Biden narrows down the field of possible running mates, there’s no real rush to name someone. Only the political pundit class really cares, because they need something to new to opine about. But the rest of us aren’t even paying attention, because...
I Voted

I Voted

Martha and I cast our absentee ballots Saturday for this Tuesday’s primary election in Missouri. We could have mailed them, but decided to vote in person after hearing that four polling places — including one 15 minutes from our house — were open...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Thomas L. Friedman says Biden should refuse to debate Trump unless two conditions are met: 1) the latter must release his tax returns for 2016-18, as the former has; and 2) there should be a real-time fact-checking team that, 10 minutes before the scheduled conclusion...
Still Not In It Together

Still Not In It Together

I have written several pieces based on the notion that, when it comes to COVID-19, we are not all in this together (here’s one, here’s another, and here’s yet another). They are mostly stories about people who reject information that doesn’t...
A Political Fact

A Political Fact

Over the weekend, a celebrity (who would love me to mention his name) announced he is running for president. The part-time holiday-weekend gatekeepers at many media outlets treated it like it was actual news and reported it. It is nothing more than a publicity stunt....