Fund the Future with Middle Class Tax Cuts and Higher Corporate Taxes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for a Green New Deal. Kamala Harris is calling for tax cuts that actually cut taxes for the middle class. Everyone wants to know how we're going to pay for these things. I've been kicking some ideas around today in partial conversation with a friend. A Green New Deal will probably … Continue reading Fund the Future with Middle Class Tax Cuts and Higher Corporate Taxes

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong – The Huffington Post

This is a really long read by Michael Hobbes, and there are many quotes I could pull in the hopes that you'll read it.  I'm going with this one, because the issue with our food supply is, in my opinion, the biggest public health crisis we talk the least about: "Since 1980, the obesity rate … Continue reading Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong – The Huffington Post

Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump

I just watched the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors for Brian Wilson. For reasons that are easy to guess -- his life story, his genius, his music -- I am sobbing.  For other things, too: for him, for us; in gratitude, in fear. A decade later, neither the country nor the world look anything like they … Continue reading Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump

When Clark Kent Quit the Daily Planet

"I was taught to believe you could use words to change the course of rivers -- that even the darkest secrets would fall under the harsh light of the sun...But facts have been replaced by opinions. Information has been replaced by entertainment. Reporters have become stenographers. I can't be the only one who's sick of … Continue reading When Clark Kent Quit the Daily Planet