Politics Category

NYC litmus test

The New York City mayoral race continues to deliver interesting insights on a number of levels.  Not only has it provided prime circus-like entertainment through the unfortunate campaign antics of Anthony Weiner, but there has just been a surprising turning of the tide toward Bill deBlasio.  I have contended all along that this is an […]

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The right kind of parenting

[The President] declared that securing the gains of civil rights leaders “requires constant vigilance, not complacency.” “Whether it’s by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote or ensuring that the scales of justice work equally for all and the criminal justice system is not simply a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails,” […]

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Let’s put brain cells on this

The new IPCC report on climate change is due out in September.  This week the maintstream media shared a preview of its findings, which will also be found on its homepage.  You can read this Politico summary right now. I don’t need to say too much about the issue of climate change itself.  It is […]

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Inveighing in

I want Bill de Blasio to win the mayoral race in New York.  This really makes me laugh at myself, because I have not lived in NY for twenty years! But, once a NYer, always a NYer. Here’s what he says: During my time in public office, I’ve taken on unscrupulous landlords; protected children who […]

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Paula Deen and Jimmy Dean

I probably shouldn’t even mention it,  because in the overall scheme of things, Ms. Deen’s conduct and overall tone-deafness is the bigger issue. But I want to just register my distress at her fat-laden cooking. What reminded me of it was the stat that Georgia conservatives like her about twice as much as MLK (now […]

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