June 02, 2016

Random observations

Here are a few:

*It's a bit ironic that while congress is finally talking about dealing with mass incarceration, Democratic leadership is MIA.

*Someone else dropped the F-bomb.

*Meanwhile, back at the state capitol, the wrecking crew still hasn't come up with a budget even though we're less than a month from a government shutdown. This Gazette editorial is a day or so old but it sums things up pretty well. And this op-ed doesn't pull any punches.

*Urgent Neanderthal update here.

May 31, 2016

The other F bomb

If you are one of those people who are getting weirded out by the current political climate, and particularly with the whole Trump vibe, you're not alone. Recently Robert Kagan, a Brookings Institution fellow often regarded as a neocon published an op-ed in the Washington Post titled "This is how fascism comes to America."  Shortly after that, the NY Times published this piece about how the Trump campaign has helped spark a global debate about the F word.

Thing is, I didn't like it the first time around. In fact, my dad and two uncles spent a good chunk of the 1940s fighting against it. I'm hoping it's a false alarm but this isn't the kind of thing to ignore.