I thought it would never happen. Either Gabbard or Yang was going to stay in way too long and then endorse Sanders, was my prediction. And now they’ve both let me down.
I mean, yeah, sure, nobody could have predicted the election would pivot to be about the Coronavirus. Taking down Trump I can see, and I even anticipated that the Democratic establishment would fear a Sanders presidency even more than a Trump (more…)
This may seem like a minor state contest, but in the greater scheme of things it’s vital. The entire D.N.C. conceit of identitarian politics is being tested today, and we’ll get to watch in real time. (more…)
New Hampshire, by state law, has the first primary contest in the nation. Yes, I know; Iowa comes before New Hampshire — but that’s a caucus, not a primary. It’s a fundamentally different sort of contest, at least in a technical sense. And technicalities are the soul of the law.
(Ideally we’d have a legal system based on right and wrong, but you end up with squabbles over which is which. Technicalities is the best we can do. Anyway.)
Now that New Hampshire and Iowa are both over with, it’s somewhat remarkable that the so-called “Party of Inclusivity” has ended up with four old white people (more…)
My serious political writing may not appear in national publications, but I still follow the rules of journalistic ethics as best I can. Verification is two independent sources; direct quotes are desired; hard evidence is necessary before I go to press. As a result, I’ve achieved a curious distinction, somewhat unique in this age: I’m not often mistaken, and when I’m biased I tell you.