Harvard University political philosopher Michael Sandel delivered the 15th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture at Koerner Hall in Toronto on September 25, 2017. And he began with a troubling but pertinent question: how do we decide which immigrants to let into the country? But Sandel didn’t answer his own question. Instead, he probed audience members for their opinions, and over the next hour pressed them on their fundamental moral stances, encouraging the participants to listen to, and work through, differences of opinion.
Not directly Trump, but a good talk on anger politics, the shift from a market-based economy to a market society where everything is up for sale, and immigration. 54 minutes.
In the real world Jared would be denied a clearance faster than he evicts people from his properties.
“Insidious poison” is a euphemism for “breakfast.”
Yeah his behind would still be bouncing down the road after the hard booting he should have gotten.
If he was talking about the amount of sugar in many breakfasts, he might have a point.
Twitter still being Twitter:
I heard today in the radio that while Trump talks and tweets like a populist white supremacist, his executive acts are those of a traditional business-friendly conservative. He keeps the idiots that voted for him happy and energized with his words, and the rich happy with his actions.
That’s likely based on this article from today:
I don’t buy it.
How so? Perhaps the reign of Ludwig II of Bavaria could be a precedent for Trump’s presidency.
My wife and I are seriously thinking about leaving the country.
I don’t like the idea of defending Trump’s presidency behind “it’s been too incompetent to do everything it says it wants to,” especially since the article outlines a few times when Trump did what he said he was going to.
Filed under: “Tell Us Something We Don’t Know”
Bad news for the far right press.
The sooner that filthy fascist rag goes under, the better the world will be.
I’m extremely baffled by their reference to Mark Twain here. Like, do they not understand the joke of referring to music specifically as “better than it sounds” and that that joke doesn’t work for anything that isn’t a thing you listen to? Like, you could make that joke about a radio play, but not about an orange? That’s a triggering level of abuse of (possibly apocryphal) Twain quotations.
Right. This, and the general sentiment of, “despite all of the controversy, he’s just a rank and file conservative”, while true, is minimizing all of the lasting damage he has done, and will continue to do as long as the right holds all the legislative and executive power (and he’s aggressively working on stacking the judiciary with lifetime appointments to ultra conservative right wing judges).
GOP is setting it’s evil eye on Social Security
"In a videotaped interview with two Politico reporters Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the quiet parts out loud. Asked by interviewers Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman how to address the federal deficit, he replied: “We have to do two things. We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future.”
Social Security cuts? Over my dead body.