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Progress is not inevitable

Via Kottke: “I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens, fascism will grow in strength in our land.” –Franklin Roosevelt This is from a time when fascism was all the rage and […]

Biden and Colbert and real talk

My first career was working on Capitol Hill. I walked into it a bright eyed “Mr. Smith” going to Washinton.  I didn’t leave it four years later as a jaded cynic exactly. I still had it in my head that I might be fit for a political career. But the longer I was away from […]