I’m so sick of the DC S**t Show.
Yes – you’ve identified the essence of Lisa Benson’s logic these days. She’s a shill for the republicans.
“Salting the earth” is overstated (see the debate about Rome salting Carthage in, eg, R. T. Ridley, Ridley, “To Be Taken with a Pinch of Salt: The Destruction of Carthage”. Classical Philology. 81 (2): 140–146, 1986), but yes, road salting does have environmental impacts as well as rusting out autos. Breaking your ankle can have an impact as well. When I moved from California to the East Coast of the US, the first time I stepped on black ice was an eye opener (as well as a bruise maker).
No, this Howard clearly doesn’t love his craft as much as the author you’re thinking of…
I’ve been spending the last two weeks on the left coast, away from the s**t show. It’s been nice.
A decade ago, I asked some colleagues who grew up in countries with authoritarian governments how they dealt with corruption. The common answer was that they lived their lives trying to ignore it as much as possible.
The current circumstances of firearms in America have taken decades to construct. The best way to end mass shootings will take decades to construct. There is no magic pill.
Let’s review: we have a president who bullies 16 year old girls because they bravely (and effectively) stand against him. He claims Pelosi is lying when she said she prays for him because he think “praying for him” means supporting him. He released a transcript that led to his impeachment because he didn’t think it was bad for him to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden’s family. Remind me again how you can cast him in a role of a wise warrior.
Monmouth was demonstrating the existence of recency bias.
I don’t know if Ramirez reads these, but if he does: Michael, please take this up as a challenge. Prove to your readers that Pontiac Mick is mistaken. Find a way to explain why what the President did – just the two articles – are explainable, and not just because of partisan issues.
The problem of having a large field: every time one steps out, the conservative commentators declare it to be an example of a bankrupt political philosophy rather than the democratic process. Just wait until the field narrows again – they’ll do it again.