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Going one step beyond to the real scheme of things, involving the possible loss of another 35- or 40,000 American lives before election day, is the continuing Republican battle to keep voters away … more
I can hear them grow at night. They wait until the lights are out and, like serpents, they slowly slither their way through the fence and into the garden. Into the yard. Up through the bricks in the … more
We recently bought an 1891 Victorian house. It talks to us. Or at least it sounds like some demonic voice is talking to us. It could be the heavy metal music the mice are listening to as they party … more
It looks like beavers chewed my hair this morning. I think I might look like this most mornings, but it looks particularly egregious today. Especially given that I have not been able to get a haircut … more
The link above is as Krugman’s column appeared June 1 in The Seattle Times. Another brief comment from the column: “Trump and conservatives in general seem to believe that if they pretend … more
Things change a lot from day to day. Maybe it WAS an undercooked bat rather than a careless Chinese lab worker. But it’ll make little difference by Christmas or so—according to the latest … more
No matter where I’ve lived or worked, there is always someone (or some people) who will say things that impress upon a listener that the speaker has been around a long time. The flip side of … more
My blog of April 8 announced 12,021 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. to that point. The total yesterday (May 12) was 81,099. The final year of Donald Trump’s first term as president is … more
I guess the Trump attitude above reminded me of the general violence and bloodshed of Aug. 2017 in Charlottesville, Va., highlighted by Confederate flags, weapons, etc., during the proposed removal … more
I didn’t waste much time the other morning (April 20) studying the idiocy of some 2,000 people grouped together in front of the statehouse in Olympia—doing their best to spread corvid-19 while violating both Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders and public health guidance being widely accepted throughout the country.  more
Writing a blog is tough, when the traditional dirty tricks, pandering of short-term public memory, outright lies and general deceit are employed by the likes of Donald Trump and his Republican … more
THIS LAND OF DENIAL AND DEATH is the title of the Krugman column repeated in The Seattle Times April 1. It also may be found at https://leaders.economicblogs.org/krugman/2020/krugman-denial-death/ … more
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