The Wall We Truly Need

The Wall We Truly Need These days, when people speak of “The Wall”, they are not referencing Pink Floyd, unfortunately. No, of course they’re talking about Donald Trump’s proposed $20B monument to the greatness of, well, Donald Trump. And so, while the bright-blue eyes of Paul Ryan gleam with the prospect of gutting Social Security,…

Sounding the Alarm

Sounding the Alarm The danger to our republic is real. It is time for a 21st century Paul Revere to sound the alarm. This isn’t just about policy, although on that score Trump and his Republican allies have been a disaster. No, this is about the subversion of our Constitutional norms, and far too many…

Quote of the Day

Here’s the day’s quote of the day. It’s from the book “Snuff” by the late Sir Terry Pratchett: “What should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to…

Eavesdropping on ET

Eavesdropping on ET The Time: 3,000 years from now. The Setting: A spacecraft cruising about 10,000 miles above the Earth. Dramatis Personae: Two extraterrestrials shooting the breeze. We’ll call them “Jeff” and “Don”, after two of my favorite characters on the television show “People of Earth”. Don: Interesting looking planet down there. Jeff: Yeah, it’s…

Can We Finally Stop This? Please?

Can We Finally Stop This? Please? Okay, I admit that the title is a bit vague. With all the insane/horrible things going on in the world, the “this” in the title could apply to just about anything, right? But in this case what I’m talking about is a small blurb on the front page of…