Trump

By the time I heard Florida was going to be a nail-biter I couldn’t stay awake any longer. I’d been sick for a few days and I went to sleep before the results were in. I woke up in a bizarro world. It’s cliche, but I truly — briefly — wondered if I was dreaming. Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States. I am ashamed to admit that I was surprised.

Trump, and the mad party he heads and represents, will soon control the highest office in the land, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Turnips: It’s What’s for Dinner

As the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union has shown us: elections matter. We are already seeing a wave of voter’s remorse sweep the country. Apparently, many voters in the UK didn’t understand the ramifications of leaving the EU, or were so convinced that their vote wouldn’t really matter, that they voted to leave as a kind of protest vote against… Continue reading “Turnips: It’s What’s for Dinner”

Restoration, not Revolution

We no longer need to imagine the possibility of a destructive revolution in this country. Today we endure a system of government which operates ostensibly under the same constitution we have long enjoyed. We have elections where votes are cast and counted, a robust separation of powers and an extensive web of checks and balances seemingly in full effect. This external veneer belies the true nature of our government. Continue reading “Restoration, not Revolution”