For sure, it is not a new idea. But to give credit where credit is due, I most recently heard the phrase on The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday night. She was being sarcastic, of course, using this starkly declaratory sentence to lament the way Republicans have been using misinformation, disinformation and outright lies to … Continue reading Elections Are For Suckers
We have been preoccupied in this country with record-setting rates of inflation, drama around the upcoming mid-term elections, rapid-fire shifts in leadership in the UK and Russia’s ongoing brutality in Ukraine. Meanwhile, another drama has been unfolding in Beijing that has great disruptive potential for the world order. At the 20th National Congress of the … Continue reading China Lurking
My wife Blythe and I traveled to Hartford, CT, recently to see Beyond Van Gogh, a massive immersive experience that is a fascinating blend of traditional painting and highly sophisticated digital technology. You enter a cavernous room surrounded by images painted by the artist, projected on huge screens and animated through highly advanced computerized programming. … Continue reading Beyond Van Gogh
On the presidential debate stage in September of 2020, Donald Trump was asked by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace to categorically denounce white supremacy. Trump at first deflected the question with a condemnation of left-wing Antifa and challenged Chris Wallace to name the so-called supremacists. When the debate moderator offered the Proud Boys as one … Continue reading “Stand Back and Stand By” Redux?
As I write this post, Hurricane Ian is threatening Florida with 150 mph winds, torrential rains, and a devastating storm surge. While, of course, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Florida in these days, and while we should respond generously to subsequent requests for financial assistance in the recovery period, this event … Continue reading Stormy Times