The Women’s Strike

I’ve been reading some articles about today’s Day Without A Woman strike actions, and they’ve coalesced around a familiar theme: the question of privilege. Which women can take a day off of work? When a…

Two Kinds of Philosophy

There are two kinds of philosophy: the kind that says nothing at all as floridly as possible, and the kind that says extremely little rather more slowly than can be plausibly endured. Addendum: The kind…

Parliamentary Puns

What do you call the members of Congress who vote as a bloc based on their shared interest in partying? The Raucous Caucus!

Jeff Sessions Hot Take

His perjurious claim was, weirdly, an unforced error. Sen. Franken asked him “are you aware of anyone in the campaign who had contact with Russian officials?” And Sessions was like “well, I certainly didn’t! Haha.”…

America is Full of People

This is a great article, about how country songs and a certain flavor of political discourse celebrate small-town America for virtues that are neither distinctively small-town, nor distinctively American, and the way that this praise…