Paul Simon Gives Tour de Force and a Sermonette

In a concert at the riverside pavilion in Cleveland, Paul Simon gave the crowd a tour de force of songs. And he gave a sermonette: “Anger is addictive. And we are becoming a nation of addicts. Ask yourself, … Who are the pushers? Where is that anger coming from?”

Basic Reason to Block Trump SCOTUS Pick: Justice

Republican senators shirked their Constitutional duty by denying, for nearly a year, even a hearing to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick for this Supreme Court seat. They should not now be rewarded by getting to seat their own Supreme Court judge — not Gorsuch, nor any other.

Democrats Should Win on Values, Jesus

'Sermon on the Mount' by Claude Lorain, 1656

(Analysis.) “All politics is moral,” writes cognitive scientist and author George Lakoff. For years he has counseled Democrats on winning hearts and minds from the dishonest, but effective, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh-style Republican propaganda. [S]tart with values, not policies…

36 Years Down the Republican Rabbit Hole

In “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll tells the story of Alice, a more-or-less average curious, rational child, who, on a dreamy summer day, chases a waistcoat-wearing white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a bizarre land. In this, and…