Tag: Politics

Jerry Brown’s California Dream: The Rolling Stone Interview

Brown with his corgi, Colusa, in Sacramento in August. Justin Kaneps for Rolling Stone Jerry Brown’s California now stands like a parallel universe to Donald Trump’s America: a land of tolerance, high immigration, tight gun…

Evil Doesn’t Kill People – Guns Kill People

It’s easy to call acts of horror “evil.” It’s comforting to ascribe an external, unknowable motive to events so terrible we can’t imagine a motivation. The human mind is incapable of imagining what would drive…

The Gun Lobby Is Down to Its Last, Unconvincing Excuse

As of this writing, the death toll in Las Vegas is 59, with over 527 injured, making it easily the deadliest gun massacre in modern U.S. history. (Characteristically, there have been some deadlier ones, including in St….

Latest Fake News Panic Appears to Be Fake News

The headline on the Washington Post story was scary enough: “Lawmaker: Russian trolls trying to sow discord in NFL kneeling debate”. The Madness of Donald Trump The pressures of the presidency have pushed Trump to…

But Their Emails: Republicans React to Their Own Email Scandal

Across the Capitol this week, there were heated debates over using private email accounts for official government work, skirting federal transparency laws and accusations of partisan hypocrisy were heard, in what many see as an…