A Quickie: Senate Repubes, Options, and Poor Mental Health


Reading Time: 2 minutes
Ever wonder how the Senate Repubes are able to cope with the tremendous stress of being in such a hopeless situation? They can’t not be a Senator and they can’t stand up for their democratic principles and ideals and oppose the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s and Smitch SmcConnell’s authoritarian ways, either! They can just vote for radically unqualified judges and to acquit a clearly guilty Ol’ Pussy Grabber and lay back and act like they enjoy it. Their lives must be pure misery. If only there were some way out of this abusive relationshp!

Following Trump and Barr into Autocracy, Reviewing Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”


Reading Time: 5 minutes
If you are as worried sick as I am about the fate of our democracy, then you’ll want to read my review of Masha Gessen’s 2016 article, Autocracy: Rules for Survival that was published in The New York Review of Books. When we compare her six rules to the sorry state of affairs, real despair sets in. It’s like watching one of those slasher horror films, you know what’s going to happen and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Even though the character is being extremely stupid and doing stuff no one would ever do outside of a movie, you still gotta sit there and watch it.

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