Tag Archives: White Nationalism

The Suddenly Shrinking President

Richard Parker wrote Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America back in 2014 and Karen Olsson ended her review of his book with this: Parker comes across as a kind of affable tour guide at a major attraction, who … Continue reading

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Two Separate Americas Now

A week off didn’t help. Nothing changed. Joe Biden announced he’s running for president. He wants to bring back decency and compassion to public life, or at least to American politics. Trump continues to tell America to sneer at everyone … Continue reading

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The Guys with Guns

Timing is everything. On a pleasant Thursday, Donald Trump did say this: I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, … Continue reading

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The Unknown Known

It was February 12, 2002, it was Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and the question at the press briefing was about the lack of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist … Continue reading

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The Tone of the Times

Mitt Romney had a tin ear – he said he was “not concerned about the very poor” in an attempt to explain that the government did some things right and actually took care of those people. He didn’t mean that … Continue reading

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Just Imagine That

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with help from Phil Spector, came up with that song Imagine – calm and stately and simple. Imagine a world at peace, without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and … Continue reading

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The Trump Transformation

Ronald Reagan was a transformational president. He made cutthroat conservatism sunny and acceptable. The government isn’t going to do a damned thing for you. No one is going to do a damned thing for you, and you don’t have to … Continue reading

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