somebody’s gotta take care of them

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MY FORMER BEST BUDDY has taken up a political-social-personal po­si­tion about three feet to the right of Pres­i­dent Trump. Whereas we used to talk al­most daily about music and movies and girls and what the hell re­ally hap­pened on 9/11, our re­la­tion­ship is now ba­si­cally him sending me an oc­ca­sional email that in­sults me in par­tic­ular or lib­erals in gen­eral. READ MORE

I am what I am and that’s all that I am (on being a pragmatic progressive)

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I POSTED A LINK ON FACEBOOK to an ar­ticle that took to task a group acronymi­cally known as PUBs, which stands for Pro­gres­sive Uni­corn Brigade. I don’t know how I have missed this ref­er­ence over the past few years, but I hadn’t a clue as to what PUB meant! The au­thor de­scribes these crit­ters as “usu­ally white pro­gres­sives who de­mand per­fec­tion from De­moc­rats.”

The ar­ticle is ti­tled “Who Gets To Be Pro­gres­sive?” READ MORE