And we’re just the guys to do it

After six months back on Facebook, I am feeling more disaffected than I did when I left the social network the first time. Back then, in April 2018, Facebook was very much in the news for data breaches and exploitation and generally unsociable behavior. The primary problem, it seemed, was Facebook itself, so leaving it … Continue reading And we’re just the guys to do it

A Michael Bloomberg candidacy? Worst idea ever

OK, I suppose I get it, sort of. When you're an extremely wealthy white man, the world is your oyster. Therefore, from Michael Bloomberg's unbelievably high perch, it probably seems perfectly natural for him to assume that he'd make a great president of the United States. He might just as easily imagine that he'd be … Continue reading A Michael Bloomberg candidacy? Worst idea ever

Whatever these are, they’re not debates

We're now at the halfway point in sanctioned Democratic presidential debates, thank God, having completed the third of six this past week in Houston. Who won? Well... Once again a lower-tier candidate risked going after the front runner, and once again it had mixed results. People who follow these things will recall that Kamala Harris … Continue reading Whatever these are, they’re not debates

There must be a better way

Is it absolutely necessary for national political parties to sanction so-called presidential debates? Do they have to back candidates in House and Senate primaries? The 2016 cycle was undoubtedly a mess, with primaries leading to the nominations of two highly polarizing candidates and ending with the election of a deeply unpopular president. For 2020 the … Continue reading There must be a better way