As I mentioned in a prior blog, it looks like we’ll be white-knuckling (is there a pun there?) for at least two years under this new administration. In two years we’ll have new rounds of elections for the House and Senate. If you’re looking to do something, you might want to look in this direction. […]

Facebook stock recently tanked around allegations of fake news propagating on the site. Twitter just banned a few white supremacists from tweeting. These sites loathe the idea of self-policing content trafficked on their platforms. But because they control distribution (i.e., what gets added to your feed), they’re making choices about content distribution one way or […]

Grieving Well, that was awful, and many of us are still grieving and grieving hard. That’s a sign that we care and we cherish so much. This is good. Mourning takes time, and we need space to do it in our own way. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the […]

Two random thoughts on the election: IMPOSSIBLE STORIES. Both parties now have an impossible story to tell. Hillary has to say she’s a change agent while also saying she’ll carry the torch of the Obama administration. Trump has to say he’s a uniter while continuing with the us versus them rhetoric. Yoiks. WHY KAINE. And Hillary picked Kaine. […]

Assuming Hillary doesn’t get indicted or otherwise collapse on what appears to be her inevitable nomination to the Dem ticket, who will her VP running mate be? Here’re some criteria. She can’t be seen as pandering. So my suspicion is the Castro brothers (the American ones) are out. Besides, the Latino population probably isn’t going […]

Primaries are designed horribly wrong. Consider the primary I just voted in, which has to be one of the most useless primaries in the nation. The Washington State Democratic primary is very late in the primary game and doesn’t allocate any delegates for a candidate anyway. The state Democratic caucuses did that already a couple […]

There’s a new worry that House Speaker Paul Ryan will pick the new president. The House picks the president if no candidate reaches 270 electoral votes. It happened with John Quincy Adams, our 6th President. Neither he nor his 3 competitors reached the 270 threshold of electoral college votes needed to win, so the House struck a […]