Politics and History

Quality, Not Quantity

The cost of domestic programs is important. But, even more important is on what money is spent. Read the rest of this entry »

Republican Tyranny Writ Large

Republicans hypocritically complain that President Joe Biden is a tyrant while ignoring the tyranny they perpetrate. Read the rest of this entry »

Death Is Not Good Politics

Republican opposition to mask and vaccine mandates may boomerang. Read the rest of this entry »

Decades of Republican Anti-Abortion Strategy May Backfire

After decades of agitation, Republicans are on the cusp of banning abortion. They may regret their success. Read the rest of this entry »

Turning Citizen Against Citizen

Texas Republicans just passed a draconian anti-abortion law that encourages vigilantism. Read the rest of this entry »

Supremely Undemocratic

A stunning new book outlines the threat the Supreme Court poses to American democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Republican Party is a Terrorist Organization

Former president Donald Trump has turned the Republican Party into a political organization with an armed wing. That makes the GOP a terrorist organization. Read the rest of this entry »

Individualism Versus the Common Good

When did Americans, at least some Americans, stop believing in the common good? Read the rest of this entry »

A Different Side of the Taliban?

The need for foreign assistance has led the Taliban to present a kinder image today than in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Who Controls Events?

The Afghanistan debacle shows the limitations of presidential power. Read the rest of this entry »