Monthly Archives: September 2018

Myra Breckenridge comments on Andy Divine’s extended commentary on the Kavanaugh Hearings

Oh, Andy! your essay of September 28, 2018  was worth the wait! On the continuing Kavanaugh Nightmare.  Andy assumes the role of the natural successor to Agnes Nixon, the great chronicler of American Life, on Day-Time Television. Andy discards his … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Christine Todd Whitman on Kavanaugh Confirmation. Political Observer comments

The only ‘Moderate Republican’ that this newspaper could produce, on short notice, is Corporatist Christine Todd Whitman? ‘Whitman is also co-chair of the CASEnergy Coalition, and in 2007, voiced support for a stronger future role of nuclear power in the … Continue reading

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@EdwardGLuce, one of the Posh Boys, on the continuing American Political Melodrama: Kavanaugh edition. Political Observer comments

Mr. Luce, from your column of today: Headline The deluge of vitriol swamping American politics Sub-headline: The constitution has become a plaything of two increasingly venomous parties … In practice, the US system is dissolving in vitriol. The constitution was … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com on the Kavanaugh Melodrama. Political Observer comments

Here are some of the cringe or guffaw inducing sentences, the reader can take her pick, that make up Mr. Ganesh’s latest essay on the American political scene with the main dramatis personae of Trump, Kavanaugh, the Judiciary Committee. And … Continue reading

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Jack Dorsey is Public Enemy 1: Free Speech is about protecting speech you don’t like!

This man is Public Enemy 1. We don’t need a set of rules to govern speech on the internet! We already have Constitution & Bill of Rights!!! E.g.: You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, … Continue reading

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How will Republican misogynists and Dianne Feinstein treat Prof. Ford? Political Observer considers the question (Revised September 24, 2018 9:23 PDT)

Don’t look for the usual performances from the sclerotic male Republicans on the Committee on the Judiciary? They will either be very careful with Prof. Ford, or let their obvious misogyny rule their questioning. Are these men so without perceptual … Continue reading

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Andy Divine on ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’. Old Socialist comments

Andy Divine doesn’t begin his latest essay here, but it is framed by the authorial duo of Haidt and Lukianoff and the title of their book uses an expression, that anyone who lived through the American ’60’s will recognise, as … Continue reading

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