Miles Davis explained that jazz is about the notes you don’t play. Well, an unplayed note hangs over this otherwise methodical, scripted performance.
Abandon the fight for our values on our own block, and the effort we pour into Washington is just pounding sand.
A slow visit to Paris was a fine way to remember time.
Government borrowing is good until it isn’t. It is a valuable, wise investment in our future, until it isn’t. So far we’ve piled up our peacetime national debt to wartime levels with few visible consequences. We’ve begun to foolishly imagine that no consequences will come. Rest assured, deficits don’t matter until one day they do.
Everything you need to know about our present political crisis is in that paragraph.
Here’s a chance to test your knowledge of America’s Presidents while learning lessons about history. Hard lessons. Lessons that will challenge your illusions of safety and leave dark stains on your soul.
It’s easy to feel helpless right now. We decided to give away our tax windfall to people and causes blunting the damage caused by this administration. It felt good, and I highly recommend it.
As of Friday evening, we know that the Special Counsel has submitted his report to the Attorney General without any indictments of close Trump associates or family members. We do not know what findings or recommendations are in the report. There seem to be three possibilities here. First is that …
We lost our chance to build the future. Those opportunities don’t come along every day, and we may not see another.
Today’s greatest defenders of “capitalism” are icons of inherited mediocrity whose wealth would be swept away by ten minutes of exposure to a free market.