The Caesars of the world only arrive when the ground has been prepared for them.
I’m reluctant to get sucked into the fine details of this case as it emerges. This will be a long process, with many turns and lots and lots of arrests. However, this indictment was just too good to stop reading. Between the operational details it revealed, the figures it fingered without revealing names, and the “Boris and Natasha”-style mangled English, it’s delightful. Enjoy.
Forty years ago, PBS released a series of Bill Moyers’ conversations with professor Joseph Campbell, who is famous research on mythology. Netflix has commemorated this anniversary by making the series available on their streaming service.
Political norms, respect for law, and even simple decency, survive only because people are willing to fight to protect them.
When they go low, make them pay.
Millions of people feel compelled to protest for the first time in their lives, and many of them could use some advice.
Our greatest dreams are our most dangerous, our most volatile. No one said the dream would be cheap.
Under the wrong circumstances, standing on civility can get you killed. These are the wrong circumstances.
Their announcement highlighted the pointlessness of Trump’s tariffs, but Harley may not be telling the whole story.
This is the unspoken American Dream, embraced by centuries of immigrants to this country: If I work hard and experience success, one day my grandchildren can blindly persecute people just like me. Key to this American Dream is the central challenge of so-called “assimilation” – becoming white people.