Injecting Bleach or Ingesting Beach—Inquiring Minds Want to Know

I’m writing this note after reading a New York Times piece and reader’s thread about Trump’s suggestion to combat coronavirus by “injecting” a form of bleach as a sort of "cleansing” (which he has now walked back to supposedly being “sarcastic,” although that seems worse than sincerity). I noticed on cable TV as the story … Continue reading Injecting Bleach or Ingesting Beach—Inquiring Minds Want to Know

The Death of My Old Hometown: Sucking Out the Wealth, Filling the Gap with Fecal Pollution

Last summer, on a road trip between Minneapolis to Kansas City, I passed through a small town in Iowa where I lived from age two to five.  Here is a picture I took. I have few personal memories of my early years, and almost all of them are filtered through home movies that I watched … Continue reading The Death of My Old Hometown: Sucking Out the Wealth, Filling the Gap with Fecal Pollution

Speaking Hard Truths

I don’t often recirculating comments from others here. But sometimes I make an exception, and I will do so for this interview with Noam Chomsky on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now. https://www.democracynow.org/2020/4/10/noam_chomsky_trump_us_coronavirus_response I do not have much to add.  But if you are celebrating Easter or Passover, may I recommend that you make this part of … Continue reading Speaking Hard Truths