Can’t You Trump Voters Just Own It, Already?

Trump voters are sad that people are mad at their support for the Orange Menace. From the New York Times: “We’re backed into a corner,” said Mr. Medford, 46, whose business teaches people to be filmmakers. “There are at least some things about Trump I find to be defensible. But they are saying: ‘Agree with us… Continue reading Can’t You Trump Voters Just Own It, Already?

Obama, Trump, and Something I Put In My Book

When I was writing Summer of Long Knives, Bush’s War on Terror was still fresh on my mind. Part of what kept me going through the novel was a chance to explore, in the context of Nazi Germany, the effect that Bush’s Black Sites, Torture Centers, and Guantanamo–to which we frequently kidnapped people without establishing whether they’d… Continue reading Obama, Trump, and Something I Put In My Book

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

A couple of days ago I did the Jeopardy Online Test. I most likely passed, but I’d be a damned sight happier if I hadn’t vapor locked on the Oscar Wilde question. History tells us that when Europeans forget how to stop pursuing policies that have no chance of working, things get ugly. (Not that… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?