Much has been written about the art, ethics and prudence of revenge.
In addition to being a dish best served cold, allegedly, the Bible is prolific on the matter, though not always consistent. God himself seems rather vengeful at times — hello, the 10 plagues? — while Matthew says to turn the other cheek.
Around 1754 B.C., Hammurabi ...Read more
If you woke up Wednesday morning expecting to find out who won the presidential election, we are not there yet. Not even close.
Chances are we will not know today. We might not know tomorrow. We may not know this week. But we will know eventually. Until then, coffee. And wine.
Despite our urgency to know, patience is a virtue. And it’s one ...Read more
The last election in 2016 feels simultaneously like it was yesterday and 100 years ago.
Weren’t we just here, a week out from a monumental election, eying polls that told us Donald Trump was certain to lose?
But also, it’s hard to remember life so many years ago, before Trump dominated the news cycle, social media and our collective ...Read more
He meant it as a threat. At a Nevada rally on Sunday, President Trump promised his supporters that if former Vice President Joe Biden is elected, “he’ll listen to the scientists.”
It says a lot that Trump believed — and is likely correct — that his followers would disapprove of the notion that Biden would take his cues from scientists...Read more
As the Senate conducts its hearing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court this week, the timing of her nomination — just a week and a day after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and weeks before a presidential election — has enraged Democrats in Congress and many Democratic voters.
While they may be deeply offended ...Read more
Ask any heterosexual woman and she’ll tell you she has dated at least one loser at some point. If we’re paying attention, we learn to pick up on cues that help us avoid making the same mistake again, like the guy who yells at Uber drivers or the one who asks if “you really need that” second donut.
And though we may have broken away from...Read more
There was a moment in 2016 that I’ll never forget.
I was boarding a train from New York to Washington, D.C., and ran into one of my favorite Amtrak employees whom I’d gotten to know over years of commuting. He loved talking politics when we’d see each other. And while we didn’t always agree, I respected his informed opinion.
On this ...Read more
“Trump’s likely RBG replacement, Amy Coney Barrett, is a Catholic extremist with 7 children who does not believe employers should be required to provide healthcare coverage for birth control. She wants the rest of American women to be stuck with her extreme lifestyle.”
That’s a now-deleted tweet from a documentary filmmaker named Arlen ...Read more
In just the past week, President Trump has made the absolutely asinine decision to hold two indoor rallies at a time when COVID-19 has killed more than 194,000 Americans.
The first, a rally at an XTreme Manufacturing facility in Nevada, packed in 5,600 people, mostly maskless with no social distancing requirements, politics/fromtheright/secupp/s-2412717">Read more
I heard a strange rumor recently that there are people out there, far, far away, who don’t spend the majority of their time thinking about politics. Instead of obsessing over tweets, binging on cable news 24/7, and pulling their hair out over the all-caps STATE OF OUR NATION, they’re — ahem — living their lives.
I envy these people. But...Read more
Will we ever learn?
In the wake of 2016, many on the left, in the media and certainly on blue-check Twitter were caught off guard by Donald Trump’s unfathomable win. I count myself among the surprised.
Over the past four years, however, we’ve seen over and over again that Trump’s appeal wasn’t merely the result of a fluke or an ...Read more