Weaponizing anger is a dangerous game. Bernie Sanders tried it in the last Presidential election and so did Donald Trump. Trump did it better and he remains a beacon for those who feel disenfranchised. What both candidates did was tap into the residue loathing still with us from
While I support Hillary Clinton for president of the United States, it’s a fair question to ask how she and her opponent, having among the lowest approval ratings in history for the office, came to be the sole survivors vying for this high office. What does their ascendancy say ab
I wish Hillary hadn’t said it. Calling a person “deplorable” doesn’t invite discussion. True, deplorable people exist, but that’s the point. They exist. The question is how to deal with them. Making them feel like pariahs exacerbates the problem because they feel l
The presumption during the Democratic primary had been that Hillary was conservative and Bernie Sanders was pulling her to the left. That’s not the Clinton I know but I understand why others might think it. So far, she’s largely been judged by the men with whom she associates.
Checking my email this morning, I found a message from a blog reader which wasn’t his usual fare. Instead of an article about writing, he’d sent me an ACLU petition in support of a state House Bill to secure a citizen’s right to film or take pictures of police actions. The c
“Occupying is not the same as demonstrating,” observes Saskia Sassen, a sociology professor at Columbia University. She is making a distinction between recent public demonstrations against governments around the globe and those of the past. (“A Global Phenomenon: Squares That Ha
I keep thinking about Scott Fitzgerald and his remark that the rich don’t think like the rest of us. Unfortunately neither do their sycophants. Geoff Colvin wrote a column in Fortune recently that portrays the Occupy Wall Street movement as a collection of air heads who don’t know