A smoking gun is not a crime. It is evidence of a crime. It is not the murder but the trace of fingerprints, the trail of blood, the vial emptied of poison, the dog that didn’t bark. It is the straw that broke the camel’s back if the straw bore traces of the murderer’s saliva. It is not the crime; it is proof…
And how it could do so again.
The illogical hyper-rationality infecting the American right.
Don’t listen to the president. Look at the tax reform. Look at the selection of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the roiling pace of deregulation. Just don’t listen… Washington Post, Aug 31, 2018.
Vox July 16, 2018 “It is perhaps a distinctly American faith that authoritarians like Russian President Vladimir Putin rule purely by force, corruption, or trickery…How unctuous to agree with the Russian state media’s contention that Putin is ‘wildly popular’…”
The Case for Trump’s Nobel Washington Post, June 12 2018 “Despite the popular association of the Nobel with great thinkers, diplomats and statesmen, the prize has also routinely rewarded the undeserving, the frauds and the criminals. By its very nature, the dogged determination to reward “great men” of their time has led to a list…… Continue reading The Case for Trump’s Nobel
A new piece I wrote for The Washington Post