Monday, February 18, 2019

Inspired and inspiring, young people will change the world

The future belongs to the 3 billion or so under 25-year-olds of the world, many of whom are inspired and inspiring.

‘Genius’ shut-down exposes Trump ‘fix-ations’

Trump can’t fix anything, certainly not his own credibility and lost leverage, and that makes his tenure a fusillade of fixations repeated ad infinitum.

Huawei, tech war and geopolitics

Expect the tech war and geopolitical struggle to continue.

The progressive speech

This will be perhaps the most important speech to be made during the 2020 campaign.

Three reasons why the super-rich should embrace a 70% tax rate

If they really want to "improve the state of the world," they should be using all their lobbyists and lawyers to make sure their tax money is supporting a cooperative national effort to protect the environment for their great-grandchildren and to remain competitive in the technologies of the future.

Gov. Northam: Don’t resign until Trump does

If Gov. Northam’s exit becomes one more potent lever against continued Trumpery, he achieves both partial atonement and participation in removing a national disgrace.

Forum perversion: Why progressive media should BAN climate-troll comments

Extensive reflection has produced a rather compelling case why the trolls’ climate pseudoscience comments – if not the trolls themselves – should be banned from progressive media.

Complacency and the environmental catastrophe

Complacency, apathy and hypocrisy coalesce to form the most noxious causes of climate change and environmental vandalism.

The wall: Barrier or symbol?

Let’s be crystal clear: A wall has little or no advantage for law enforcement or border security.

Trump’s perverse exceptionalism: Hail to the chief of misrule

In the face of craziness beyond satire, here’s today's default, depicting nothing less than Exceptionalism Against the American Grain – as we reluctantly, summarily Hail to the Chief.