Yesterday evening, scrolling through Facebook, I saw a former colleague of mine from EB Games, M, post the following meme image, without any commentary: I posted a quick reply: “Honestly, what do you think would have been different with Johnson?” I didn’t expect a reply, but one was soon forthcoming. In case that’s not entirely … Continue reading What If… Gary Johnson Had Won in 2016?
Something political has been nagging at the back of my mind for a few days. Sometime very soon, Barack Obama will endorse Hillary Clinton and throw his full support behind her. He hasn’t yet officially, not while there are still Democratic primaries to be decided, but he has been quietly telling donors and major Democratic … Continue reading What Will Happen When Obama Endorses Clinton?
Let me be upfront — whoever is the Democratic nominee in November will have my vote. Pennsylvania will certainly be critical in November, and I cannot in good conscience cast a vote that could possibly lead to a Trump or Cruz presidency. Some men, like Cruz, want to watch the world burn, while other men, … Continue reading Bernie Sanders, the Candidate of Aspirations, not Actions
Although my policy preferences more closely match Bernie Sanders than any other candidate — an unscientific Facebook survey put me something like 96% in line with Sanders — I’m not excited by his presidential candidacy. I have given him five dollars (as I also gave to Martin O’Malley and Hillary Clinton) to get on his … Continue reading Bernie Sanders, Renowned Tormenter of Windmills
Friday night, shortly after I got home from work, my mom called me. She wanted to know what was happening in Paris. My sister had called her, and since she was out and away from any news source, she thought I would know. I gave her a quick rundown of what I knew at the … Continue reading War with Jihadists and the Republican Outrage
The media can be stupid. While that can be a general complaint, in this case, there’s a specific reason I say that. Hillary Clinton has come under fire because she wrote her resignation letter using the Poor Richard font. Really? Seriously? She goes in for criticism because of the font? I’ve used Poor Richard. I … Continue reading On Complaints Over Typefaces
It’s August. Political reporters need something to write about. So why not write about the 2012 election? How else to explain the sudden flurry of articles — with this one from Politics Daily a typical example — speculating on Hillary Clinton’s plans for 2012? Or, this article which suggests that Clinton will stage a primary … Continue reading On Hillary Clinton’s 2012 Political Options
When last we met, slightly more than a week ago, I was ruminating on the worthy idea that Hillary Clinton would make an excellent Supreme Court justice. And, it turns out, Bill Clinton thinks the same, though he admits that it won’t happen. This is the longest I’ve gone without blogging in three years. It … Continue reading On Unfinished Tales
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is stepping down. Who should President Obama replace him with? It’s guaranteed that whomever he nominates will be in for a difficult time in the Senate. A year and a half ago I suggested Hillary Clinton as a likely Supreme Court nominee from President Obama. I think the reasons … Continue reading On Supreme Court Nominations
Saturday mornings I have a routine. I get up. I fix coffee. I eat a bowl of cereal. I listen to Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR. This has been my routine for pretty much the past three years; prior to that, I always worked on Saturdays, and thus Weekend Edition wasn’t something I could listen … Continue reading On Health Care Reform, Then and Now
Politics is a strange and mysterious game. In the hours after Barack Obama’s pick of Joe Biden to be his running mate, the McCain campaign released an attack ad that criticized Obama for not choosing his primary campaign rival, Hillary Clinton, as his running mate. I’ve also seen speculation in the past forty-eight hours that … Continue reading On Hillary Clinton’s Future
I’ve said very little about the ongoing primary battle between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the past few weeks. The reason’s fairly simple — I don’t have a horse in this race. Maryland voted weeks ago, and I didn’t vote for either candidate. But whichever candidate receives the Democratic Party’s nomination in November … Continue reading On Presidential Primary Thoughts