Category Archives: 2020 Election

Paper Straws

That strange intense little man with a way of making everything oddly vivid and dramatic – always overstating everything – was back again: Former short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Monday that President Trump is “giving people a … Continue reading

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Fight Nights in Detroit

There are those of us who did not watch the second set of Democratic debates. At some point, one day, nineteen of these twenty people will be gone. They’ll return to whatever it was they were doing. Twelve years ago … Continue reading

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First Things First

Donald Trump was getting everyone all hot and bothered. He was escalating his attacks on prominent black leaders, and was asserting that not only was Baltimore a hellhole where no human would live, so was every other city run by … Continue reading

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Early Storm Clouds

The next eighteen months are going to be unpleasant. There will be an election at the end. Donald Trump will stay, or Joe Biden, or some other Democrat, will be the next president – and then Donald Trump will stay. … Continue reading

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Looking Forward Now

The immediate news is tiresome – just another week of sentencing hearings in Washington. One Trump campaign official or advisor or another, or the general who was Trump’s first national security advisor, or just someone else who lied a lot, … Continue reading

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Bernie and the Bots

The 2016 election was a hoot. Or it was a farce. Or it was an outrage. It was something. Facebook had, then, its newsfeed up top for everyone. No one managed that. It was automated. If a news item was … Continue reading

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