The “Mother of Modern Presidents.” The Muttering of a Modern President. Number 1 in Swiss Cheese production. Number 1 in knee adduction. Home to one of the worst gender pay gaps in the country. Home to the elusive and often physically impossible “thigh gap.” Birthplace of Thomas Edison. Birthplace of runners rash. Hosts the world’s largest annual gathering of twins. A gathering of twin limbs. President’s plans for a visit altered because governor has coronavirus. President’s plans for a visit…
The stupidity boggles. Setting aside the fact that “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” sounds like a poorly conceived Stepford Barbie accessory, the notion that suburbs today are largely white, middle class neighborhoods is ludicrous. It’s outdated and offensive, just like Trump himself.
Read a book. This is the sort of thing smart people do even when no one is looking.
Secret police are common in authoritarian dictatorships and dystopian fiction, but this is America in the real world. These tactics are designed to scare and to silence anyone who dares speak out against the people in power.
Health insurers don’t exist to provide coverage, they exist to deny coverage. But all of this could be fixed if we turned our efforts toward providing health care rather than health insurance.
Colorado is proof that mail-in ballots work. They make voting easier, more convenient, and safer.
But too many of the state’s politicians—particularly Gov. Tate Reeves and State Sen. Chris McDaniel—lack the will or the nerve to do the right thing. That’s too bad. Because as long as Mississippi clings to the symbols of the past it will remain firmly stuck there
The people who support Trump don’t care that he’s cruel and faithless and ruthless. Apparently, they like these qualities.
I have nothing clever to say about the events of the past week, but I want to say clearly that I am far more concerned about the loss of life than the loss of property and that I am so angered by that video of George Floyd being casually killed by a police officer that I cannot watch it without feeling physically sick. The right and wrong of the situation is so clear it is painful. All of the cops…
Stay home as much as you can. Wave to your neighbors when you go outside. Give other people a lot of space: cede the sidewalk, use a different aisle, stand back, move your chair. Wear a mask in public places, especially indoors. If you can’t or won’t wear a mask, don’t go to places where masks are required and stay away from other people. Call your mother. Say no to some things. You don’t need to attend every Zoom meetup….