Plagiarized Endorsements for the June Primary

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By now, all registered voters should have received their California State and County Information Guide and Official Vote-By-Mail Ballots.  In retirement, I have decided to comb through these guides a little more carefully than before and to share some thoughts as to why I have made my choices.  I will suggest some candidates, but I … Continue reading Plagiarized Endorsements for the June Primary

The High Treason of the Global Right: A Story from Poland

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A friend from Poland sent me a recent statement from a conservative politician in Poland named Roman Giertych.  The statement alleges a conspiracy between Vladimir Putin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and the leading conservative party in Poland, the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, hereafter PiS).  The secret agreement would have rendered the … Continue reading The High Treason of the Global Right: A Story from Poland

Why Fascism is Wrong for the Fascists

Fascism is not wrong simply because it carried out the Shoah.  Every other political ideology has empowered their adherents to perpetrate mass crimes against humanity.  The communists persecuted and often killed kulaks and ethnic minorities by the hundreds of thousands.  The western liberal tradition may have been the most effective killer of all, murdering and … Continue reading Why Fascism is Wrong for the Fascists

You Say You Want a Revolution

Is a general revolution imminent? Are the social, psychological, and cultural effects of social networking rendering the way we conduct our relationships or manage knowledge obsolete? Are domestic and global economic inequities reaching unbearably large extremes? Are the governing institutions capable of resolving current problems? Are the major problems of climate change, global health, and … Continue reading You Say You Want a Revolution

Another Goodfellow, Tennessee Whiskey, and Flyleece

Sam Goodfellow Art Thank you, Sam, for your visual contribution.  I can think of no more concise and powerful summary of everything Mary Trump had to say about her deeply disturbed Uncle Donnie. A Tennessee Whiskey to Soothe Your Soul A while ago I pledged to not drink Kentucky bourbon in a post intended to … Continue reading Another Goodfellow, Tennessee Whiskey, and Flyleece