I wrote the following back in January:
(One) of the most worrying aspects of this new Age of Nationalism, with far right movements and their leaders flourishing in Europe, India, Asia, Russia, and now the United States, we will shift the ideological spectrum even further to the right. [...]
Who said it? 1. “We, in uniform, protect the rights of those to criticize us, frankly.” 2. “Does he really know the guy that he works for?” 3. “You walk into the White House and it looks far too much like a retreat for Goldman Sachs executives.” [...]
In defending his boss, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly gratuitously attacked Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.), derisively referred to her as being like “empty barrels,” misrepresented her conduct at a dedication of an FBI building and, [...]
If nothing else, this presidency is teaching the public about some of the less prominent parts of the Constitution. I never thought I'd see a day with features in major newspapers about the 25th Amendment.
With Bob Corker's semi-public semi-meltdown still causing a few faint ripples in the [...]
Once America had a president who wrote the following:
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.
I feel [...]
I'm mildly sad that the recent Nation piece about Columbus now has a correction.
In emphasizing that there is no obvious historical connection between Christopher Columbus and colonial America at the time Columbus surged to popularity, I pointed out that Columbus set foot in no part of the [...]
I am still mad at myself. Following the American Council of Young Political Leader's fifty-year gala last September, I was standing around to congratulate my friend Linda Rotunno on an amazing event, but she was rightly mobbed. No big deal, I'm in DC every 6-8 weeks, and surely [...]
Hoo boy you want to watch a really good doc / investigative reporting about a tragedy in the UK I remember being horrified by as a ten year-old, check this out. Just remember, kids: all cops, everywhere, protect their own at all costs and will do whatever [...]
Since Maria, the question I've gotten more than any other is "So if X number of Puerto Ricans move to Florida because of the hurricane, what does this mean?"
Honestly, I write this blog with some hesitation. As I work on this piece, 80-90% of the population still lacks power [...]