How Democracy Ends

June 27, 2017 It’s the end of January, 2019.  Nancy Pelosi has just been sworn in as Speaker of the House following a major Democratic victory in the midterm elections.  In the Senate, the Republicans managed to maintain a slim majority due to the favorability of the 2018 Senate map, with Democrats maybe gaining a…

The Uselessness of Intellectualism

March 1, 2017 Ever since Donald Trump first became a major candidate for president, people on both sides of the Trump aisle have been more interested in yelling at each other than in honest, reasoned debate.  To be honest, for most of human history people have been more interested in killing people who disagree with…