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They Made a Choice

We are about to mark the first anniversary of the January 6 fascist putsch attempt to overthrow the American republic, which was instigated and egged on by the Very Stable Genius in his desperation to stay in office after losing the 2020 presidential election. These sober facts would until very recently have been regarded asContinue reading “They Made a Choice”

“Live Not By Lies”

What is the “point” of the ongoing impeachment trial of the former dictator, many people are asking, with an understandable combination of cynicism and despair. There are 50 Republican senators, of whom 17 would have to vote along with all 50 Democratic senators to convict him, so that a subsequent, simple-majority vote could be taken toContinue reading ““Live Not By Lies””

The Making of a Cassandra

Being Cassandra: A Brief Memoir I have been living in stark terror of Donald Trump and the maelstrom of hatred he has unleashed for exactly five years and seven months. I can date the onset of this fear precisely to June 16, 2015, when his first presidential campaign caught fire with his demonization of Mexican immigrantsContinue reading “The Making of a Cassandra”

The End of America?

During the January 6, 2021 putsch at the U.S. Capitol, it was the former Obama administration official Van Jones who put his finger on the right question. Speaking on CNN, he asked, “Is this the end of something, or the beginning of something?” The days that have passed since then have tilted the answer heavilyContinue reading “The End of America?”