If it were any other candidate…

Maybe I’m missing something here, but a candidate who wins two of his or her party’s first three primaries (caucuses, whatever), and has significant, if not commanding, leads in polling for most of the next round of primaries (at least those for which any decent polling exists), should be considered the prohibitive favorite to win… Continue reading If it were any other candidate…

The day that was: February 18 2016

Today we looked at the troubling precedent at stake in the fight between Apple and the FBI over Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. I gave Pope Francis a pat on the back (I’m sure it was the highlight of his day) for relaxing the Church’s proscription on artificial birth control for women in Latin America who… Continue reading The day that was: February 18 2016

Marco Rubio and the problem of words and their meanings

I’m not a historian of American politics, but I pay a fair bit of attention to what goes on, and I honestly can’t think of any primary candidate who’s gotten more media traction without winning a single contest, or really having any expectations of winning any in the near future, than Marco Rubio. This is… Continue reading Marco Rubio and the problem of words and their meanings

The day that was, February 9 2016

Recapping the old blog for today: An American couple has been convicted of what appears to be a bogus drug charge in Kuwait. Their real crime seems to be that they’re a lesbian couple. Since Kuwait is an American ally, as opposed to Iran, I wonder how much we’ll hear about this outrageous detention of… Continue reading The day that was, February 9 2016

The right temperament for the job

Republican presidential candidate (and modern-day hybrid of Walt Whitman and Martin Luther King) Marco Rubio, was last seen desperately working to dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing (SPOILER: he knows exactly what he’s doing). Today, Rubio was the subject of a piece by Buzzfeed’s McKay… Continue reading The right temperament for the job

The day that was, February 8 2016

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Does not compute

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