Tag Archive: politics

This Has Never Happened Before

I know you’re tired of reading about Trump. I know you wouldn’t expect the definitive piece of writing anticipating his Administration to come out of the blogosphere. Regardless, what Nicholas Bourbaki has to… Continue reading

A Recap Of Tonight’s Presidential Debate

Hopefully, this will be the only analysis of tonight’s debate that you’ll absolutely need. Hillary prepared for the debate. She seemed delighted by the opportunity to attack Trump, and unperturbed by his lies and… Continue reading

A Hunger Strike Against Donald Trump

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be… Continue reading

On Radicalization: 10 Things Wrong With The Coverage Of Orlando

Something startles me where I thought I was safest. -Walt Whitman These murders were not a terrorist act perpetrated by ISIS. This was not a criminal conspiracy; it is different in kind from the terror attack in… Continue reading

Echo Homo: On Bossing Alexa Around

Today’s post arrives courtesy of Medium.com, a site that alert reader Jessica Ehlers pointed out to me. Previously, I didn’t know this site existed. It’s some kind of networked blogging site, akin to… Continue reading

Nominal Distinctions: An Essay On The Death Of Antonin Scalia

“Get over it.” -Antonin Scalia, responding to questions about Bush v. Gore In the future, if you’re wondering: “Crime. Boy, I don’t know,” is when I decided to kick your ass. -The West… Continue reading

My Video About The Iowa Caucus

Charleston: A Very Short Post

I don’t have a lot to say about the shooting in South Carolina. Nothing in particular, other than my nationality and my grief, qualifies me to speak about it. It is so immensely horrible… Continue reading

Joan Acocella on Maleficent, or, Wow, That Wasn’t Even Feminist

I will favor the details of the ballet in its modern versions. -Joan Acocella, “Love’s True Kiss: Maleficent’s Complex Sexual Politics” What’s Wrong With The New Yorker? -Joseph Kugelmass, blog post title Somebody at The… Continue reading

Those Meddling Kids: Lord of the Flies, Scooby-Doo, and The Wild Wild Net

When you watch Scooby-Doo, one thing’s for certain: the monster is not real. It’s never a monster. The monster ends up being somebody — usually old, always hiding in plain sight — seeking… Continue reading