I wrote about the prospect of bombing Syria back when Obama wanted to do it in 2013. Check it out: Bomb Syria? No. The big difference is, of course, Trump went ahead and dropped a bomb after Syrian civilians were poisoned by sarin gas this time. The reasons I gave back then still seem valid today: […]

The story told around Neil Gorsuch’s nomination and appointment to the Supreme Court got a little muddied up in three ways. It’s a done deal, so this is really just a post-mortem for posterity. 1. A judge should not be of a political stripe; there’s every indication that he is. While accomplished and seemingly amiable, he’s a […]

Let’s talk bathrooms because that’s where our nation is right now. There’s some confusion on the topic. The federal courts are saying one thing; the administration is saying another; and the media is kind of flubbing it all. To start, Gavin Grimm is taking his case to the Supreme Court. This is the kid who wants […]

On January 21, millions of people took to the streets for the women’s march, which spanned dozens of locales across all continents. (Source.) This was a response to counter the inauguration the day before, which was smaller than the march and smaller than past inaugurations. (Source.) But on the same day, Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean […]

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 […]