Things I Think (first in a series)

As I process what happened last Tuesday, and how I can help do something about it, I’m going to start an irregular series here where I lay out some of my thoughts. Maybe, hopefully, this will spur some discussion about how we–all of us who want to–can organize a real left opposition to what is… Continue reading Things I Think (first in a series)

If “Islam” is the problem, what’s the solution?

I swear this is the last time I’m going to reference this idiotic Bill Maher-Sam Harris-Ben Affleck dust-up. But Ramesh Ponnuru makes a pretty good point, one that I’ve kind of made also, and let me just say that if the guy who wrote a book titled The Party of Death tells you that your… Continue reading If “Islam” is the problem, what’s the solution?

At some point you’re not “liberal” anymore

Today in “nonsensical headlines presented completely without irony,” we have the New York Times: Egyptian Liberals Embrace the Military, Brooking No Dissent In the square where liberals and Islamists once chanted together for democracy, demonstrators now carry posters hailing as a national hero the general who ousted the country’s first elected president, Mohamed Morsi, of… Continue reading At some point you’re not “liberal” anymore