Entries by mistermix

Morning Reads

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 […]

We Need To Talk About Money

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 […]

Go, Zach

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 […]

Not a Fan, But…

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 […]

I Have to Agree with Jim Newell

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, […]