Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Dana Milbank says if Texas really wants to secede from the USA (again!), we should all say, “Good riddance!” The Lone Star State does not have the best track record as a sovereign power. The Republic of Texas survived only 10 years from independence to...
The 1/6 Hearing

The 1/6 Hearing

Watching the first installment of the January 6th Committee Hearing — especially re-viewing the attack on the Capitol, complete with previously unseen footage — turned my stomach. How any Republican can keep a straight face while spreading the lie that the...
Their Ends Justify Their Means

Their Ends Justify Their Means

If you’ve ever wondered how evangelicals could support a serial liar, adulterer, and sexual harasser like Donald Trump, your answer came this week with the leak of a Supreme Court opinion that will overturn Roe v Wade. Like the large numbers of Republicans who...
Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright

With the news of the death at 84 of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, I dug into my audio archives to find a conversation I had with her on January 15, 2008, when she published her book, “Memo To The President Elect.” I asked her why she...
Petition Grievances

Petition Grievances

The other night, I happened upon some 18-year-old YouTube celebrity on Jimmy Fallon’s show. I have no idea who she is, or even what her name is, because I’m not in her target demographic. I have nothing against her, but I was surprised to hear Fallon say...
A Law Firm For Our Times

A Law Firm For Our Times

That’s a full-page ad Comedy Central took out in today’s NY Times and LA Times promoting Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show.” In case you can’t squint enough to read the copy, it says: Did you do an insurrection?¬†Then you need our...