Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration. It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in what is now Belarus. Beset by violent anti-Jewish pogroms and forced childhood conscription in the Czarâ's army, the patriarch of the shack, Wolf-Leib Glosser, fled a village where his forebears had lived for centuries and took his chances in America. read more
During "New Rules: Past and Furious" on his Aug. 9, 2019, show, Bill Maher took on Gillibrand and others who, during the Democratic debates, attacked Biden for views held 38 years ago but no longer. Kamala Harris once opposed legalizing marijuana, he said, but now she's for it and that's all that matters. We want leaders who can learn, Maher said, pointing out that the person who successfully persuaded Obama to accept same sex marriage was Joe Biden.
People are not equipped with ESPCP (Extra-Sensory Politically Correct Perception). If you were alive in the 50s or earlier, you didn't wear seatbelts and you whacked your kids when they "needed" it -- maybe even the neighbors kids. During the course of their lifetimes people learn, and over generations generally accepted views change. He warned today's inspired, man-buns millennials that they surely will be deemed uninspired throwbacks by future generations. read more
Two hundred days into her second stint U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi is waging battles on her right and her left as well as against the calendar. read more
"While Trump has marketed himself as the apotheosis of American exceptionalism -- as the nation's hero -- he uses rhetorical tactics more often associated with unheroic authoritarian tactics that are designed to gain compliance (which is a kind of force) rather than to persuade. The result of such behavior and communication in a democracy is the slow or sometimes rapid erosion of democratic norms. "To be sure, all presidential candidates run as heroes, trying to convince the nation that they are the right hero for the moment. Trump was no exception. As he campaigned, he described a nation in ruin, subverted from within by corrupt and stupid' politicians. He proclaimed to the nation that he was so great and so successful that only he could deliver on the nation's interests." read more
Donald Trump claims to be the least racist person. read more