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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Compare And Contrast: The Interlopers

Custer’s Last Stand
Left, Jacquelyn Martin/AP - Right, Stephen B. Morton/AP

These are extreme times, so it is no surprise that the both sides of our increasingly moribund two-party system are being roiled by avatars of “radicalism.”

I put scare quotes around “radicalism” because, in spite of the irresistible pull to equate the populism of Donald Trump with that of Bernie Sanders, there is a clear difference between the characters of these two men and the movements they represent/inspire. This is much more than just a left vs. right worldview contest.

This is Thunderdome. At least I hope it is.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

My Highly Irregular, Not So Annual September 11th Post.

The Butterfly from Hell
What Paul Krugman said:
The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
Get over it.

My 10-year anniversary post, for what it’s worth.