Monthly Archives: April 2016

Primaries are more democratic than caucuses; neither should allow independents to participate

Someone took an online poll that finds that more than half of all Americans think that the primary system is rigged. If the primaries are rigged, the fix favors rural counties and rural states, which tend to be more conservative.

People at our Seder were too busy enjoying the moment to take photos & that’s a good thing

A very strange thing happened at our family Seder, which included 14 people ranging in age from 12 to 94. No one took a photograph. It’s not that the group is anti-technology. The five under 30 are all very social

Those in favor or torture should read Guantánamo Diary and imagine themselves in place of its author

According to a study by the Pew Research Center a few years back, only about 24% of all Americans think that the authorities should never engage in torture, no matter the circumstances. That means that three out of four people

Mass media tries to portray Iraq war contractors as unsung heroes, not as beneficiaries of crony capitalism

We really don’t know what Matt Sherman exactly did as a federal government contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite a long article about him in the Washington Post and a long interview on National Public Radio (NPR). The Post tells