Archive for December 7th, 2021

December 7th, 2021 - 8:00 pm § in Politics

Polls close in Sawant recall election

Since 2013, Kshama Sawant has been a Seattle City Council member. Now, voters in her district are being asked to kick her off the council before her term ends. Dr. Steve Schwartz, the late founder of this blog, wasn’t a fan of hers; and if you search this blog, you’ll find stories critic[...]

December 7th, 2021 - 6:23 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Biden’s Supreme Court reformers submit their senior thesis

Grassroots Democrats were already furious about McConnell’s theft of a Supreme Court seat even before Trump and his mobs tried to overthrow democracy. They didn’t just want redress, they demanded retaliation. After Biden won, the nation held its breath, watching Republicans try to engine[...]

December 7th, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Racism

Recycling Robert E. Lee

In his 2008 book The World Without Us, which tries to imagine what would happen on Earth if all humans suddenly disappeared, Alan Weisman suggested that humanity’s bronze artifacts would be the longest-lasting evidence of our former presence. Other sources (e.g., this article) say bronze can l[...]