Fascinating article in The New Republic recently, “Educated Fools: Why Democratic Leaders Still Misunderstand The Politics of Social Class,” by Thomas Geoghegan. In it, the author argues that the reason Progressives fail in America is that we have lost touch with the working class, and that one of the reasons for that is that we…

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Boris Johnson, a man with an empty void of droning Latin phrases where his soul should be, wanted to be Prime Minister his entire life. Then he managed it, the end. Except that it wasn’t the end. It was only the beginning. Boris entered 10 Downing Street, ascendant, triumphant… and then realised he was still…

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For a day of love, warmth, and Trumpless wonder…. Update: Okay, the impeachment didn’t happen. But we can still keep our hopes up. The elections are coming!

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If you’re wondering how anyone can still support Trump, remember this: Flying monkeys (popular psychology) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Flying monkeys[1] is a term used in popular psychology mainly in the context of narcissistic abuse.[2] They are people who act on behalf of a narcissist to a third party, usually for an abusive purpose…

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Check out this very funny, very telling article in the New Republic, Duncing About Architecture, The ignorance and racism behind the right-wing push for “classical” federal buildings by Kate Wagner. It seems the Trump administration and its enablers are eager to force classical, Federalist architecture on the nation’s government buildings. That is, white columns and…

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Very funny scene from one of my fav sitcoms. It is true, also, about the fact that you could be having a way worse day. But look at it this way. Right now, in Trump’s White House, there are people for whom a bird on their head would seem like a picnic. If you’re having…

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Henry Ford once said, “if we’d have asked the public what they wanted, they’d have said ‘a faster horse.’” In spite of this warning, British Chancellor (effectively Vice President) Sajid Javid has decided to launch what he is calling a competition, based on the idea that Britain’s exit from the EU will allow the slashing…

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Sounds kinda creepy, but might be a good idea. If we could just sleep through the last days of the Orange One’s presidency.   Exclusive: Humans placed in suspended animation for the first time – The technique, called emergency preservation and resuscitation (EPR), involves rapidly cooling a person to around 10 to 15°C by replacing…

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Editor’s Note: I originally wrote this back on September of 2017. I decided to rerun it today because, well, things haven’t changed much. Steve Bannon is out of the White House, and he’s also out of Breitbart, but we still have a bit of trouble with people in High Places who look in the mirror…

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