There’s a lot of talk about the White Working Class (WWC) but I thought this piece by Joan Williams, who’s written a couple of books about the work life of women, and who teaches at UC Hastings School of Law, was worth a read. I’m not going to excerpt it, but her explanation of why […]
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I hardly ever watch a video ad. I’m a cord-cutter (no cable), use a lot of ad-free streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBONow), and don’t watch sports. I am on YouTube Red (no ads) and I subscribe to most of the news sites that I read (fewer ads). Like most people who spent a lot of […]
Leonard Cohen, dead at 82.
Speaking truth to the powerless: Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech” to about 150 employees, about the need to have hope for wins going forward, when a staffer identified only as Zach stood up with a question. “Why should we trust […]
Michael Moore’s piece on why Trump will win seems eerily prescient. For example: Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit. I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic […]
The crash that a lot of commentators have been predicting doesn’t seem to have materialized. Pharma and prison stocks are leading this rally, buoyed by certain knowledge that none of the banking shenanigans of the mid-2000s will ever be punished.
This: […] We can’t comprehend even 1 percent of what’s just happened. But one aspect of it, minor in the overall sweep, that I’m pretty sure we can comprehend well enough right now: The Democratic Party establishment has beclowned itself and is finished. I think of the lawmakers, the consultants, the operatives, and—yes—the center-left media, […]