Thoughts on Dallas
The Second Amendment to
the United States Constitution
Well, George was wrong! This is why it is very important to elect a Democratic President and a Democratic Senate in 2016. The "Right" chose to play politics with the High Court ... and now it will be the "Left's" (and the "Center's") turn. George was wrong.
Trumpocalypse, Cosmopolitans and Nativists
In a recent column about the forthcoming Presidential election, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman quite accurately describes the mission of the Republican Party as follows: " To put it bluntly, the modern Republican Party is in essence a machine designed to deliver high after-tax incomes to the 1 percent. Look at Mr. Ryan: Has he ever shown any willingness, for any reason, to make the rich pay so much as a dime more in taxes? Comforting the very comfortable is what it’s all about."
And then he goes on to bash those whose actions resulted in a candidate he feels will lead to the party's "Trumpocalypse." Well, while I agree with most of Krugman's thoughts, I am not so certain as he seems to be that Trump will lead to the G.O.P.'s demise. I used to think that, but remember, many an election has been lost by a candidate, or a party, overestimating the intelligence of the voter.
Read Krugman's column by clicking here!
And in this vein, recent columns by various pundits have seen this election as one not between Republicans and Democrats, but rather one between Cosmopolitans and Nativists. Well, the Nativists won in the United Kingdom and I wonder how many unemployed or underemployed Cosmopolitans there are in the rust belt states sipping their lattes, reading the Economist, watching public television and priding themselves on how globalization has made New York City, Paris, London and Rome so wonderously similar. Not many.