If one woman does something either remarkable or disgraceful, it is seen as a reflection on all women. If one man does something remarkable or disgraceful, it is considered only a mark against him.
As we observe the anniversary of 9/11 today, we should take stock of what our country has become. When those terrible attacks happened 19 years ago, we swore we’d come back stronger, more united, and better than ever. For a while, it looked like we might. But then we elected Donald Trump and we were exposed as a weak and divided nation. Trump and his followers haven’t made us great, they’ve made us pitiable. They’ve made us weak.
What sort of drug makes a person sound smarter or speak more clearly? If this drug exists, I want some. I want Trump to have some too. And, sure, dose Biden up while you’re at it.
Bannon was an irredeemable jerk before he met Trump, but after he worked in the White House he became an irredeemable jerk with the ear of the president.
This is all Trump knows how to do: attack and destroy. He has no talent for leadership or for bringing people together. He has no instinct for improvement. He only knows how to divide and tear things down.
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 It’s outdated and offensive, just like Trump himself.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.