As you while away the hours today waiting to vote tomorrow, and/or obsessively clicking on political news stories and the latest, last polls–click on over to my refreshing, totally non-political chat with Sara Damiano at the Junto about The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright. Sara asked what I’d like people to take away from my … Continue reading American biography in the age of the Human Stain
Who ever would have predicted that it was a bad idea to nominate a Human Stain for president? Who indeed. As many in my Twitter timeline have pointed out: only every woman you know. Many people are noting that the Human Stain has made insults and outrageously offensive comments about people who are ethnically and … Continue reading The Human Stain pollutes us all
The New York Times apparently has an inexhaustible supply of so-called liberals who are baffled and enraged by any criticism of their views by the so-called “left.” Desperately worried that Yale’s 2015 Halloween memo has faded into distant memory, they publish Lionel Shriver’s complaint that young people criticized her opinions on social media! As the kids … Continue reading OMG. LOLz! WTF? “Shrill tyranny of the left” to blame for the Human Stain, everything wrong in the nation.
Liberal and left-leaning news orgs are happily publicizing the latest evidence of the dishonesty by the Human Stain (and his family). He has allegedly ripped off another family’s coat-of-arms and rebranded it (you guessed it) as “TRUMP.” I have a few thoughts that may prove unpopular, but here goes: First, this seems to be a … Continue reading Coats of Arms are bullcrap. We all know this, right?
My promotion to Professor isn’t official yet, but I’ve already received an invitation to review someone else’s materials for promotion to Professor. Given all of the extremely nice things I’ve heard that my outside reviewers said about my latest book and career overall, I suppose it’s time to pay it forward. I thought I’d get … Continue reading Payback time.
I was alerted to this via a Storify that Kevin Gannon posted this morning. Here’s the original Politico article–you be the judge, but I agree with Kevin that it’s “theft and erasure, full stop.” Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch copied the structure and language used by several authors and failed to cite source material in … Continue reading Neil Gorsuch is a plagiarist.
To all of the very worried Democrats and Republicans fretting and rubbing their hands about the possible end of the filibuster: who cares? The filibuster is a patently anti-democratic parliamentary tactic that should never have existed. The senate is anti-democratic enough to begin with that we don’t need to include all of these bullcrap measures … Continue reading Filibuster this.
LOLsobs for political blogger and trained historian Joshua Micah Marshall, whose eight year-old son was pulled aside for extra scrutiny at Kennedy airport last night in New York: Someone either from the airport or perhaps the TSA (I think not actually CBP [Customs & Border Patrol]) kept asking/insisting* repeatedly suggesting that the rest of the … Continue reading Oh, FFS! Security theater harassment of U.S. families.
From the Washington Post reportage on the failure of Trumpcare by Robert Costa, Ashley Parker, and Philip Rucker, we note this peculiar detail from the Human Stain’s outreach to Congress: He cajoled and charmed uncertain members, offering flattery and attention to some and admonishment and the vague threat of political retribution to others. He invited members … Continue reading “Complete with lasagna!”
I literally LOLsobbed when a friend of mine send this to me just now. Thanks, College Humor!