Showing posts from December, 2016
singing to the herd, Galuut soum, Bayankhongor aimag, Mongolia Tsevengdorj - Gandii Mot from Dimitri Staszewski on Vimeo .
This is one of the better articles I have read in this surrealistic and depressing post-election moment. Especially regarding the terrible imbalance for populous blue states that disproportionately send tax dollars to DC and yet are saddled with unfair representation in Congress and in the electoral college.  It does offer a bit of hope via federalism, where enlightened states can actually begin to pursue their own interests in the absence or hollowing of federal programs. Under Trump, red states are finally going to be able to turn themselves into poor, unhealthy paradises and this piece is a good reminder that the big danger from Trump is his embrace of the Big Lie and related propagandistic efforts. " Rather than obsessing about Trump's outrageous tweets, we should focus on the more systematic ways he threatens our democracy." The astonishing thing is that these kind of analyses of Trump's danger to the system iteself--to democracy-- are coming from mainstr