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Kakistocracy* on the Horizon

* Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. (Origin: Greek kakistos: worst, superlative of kakos, bad; kratia: power, rule.)

I started the Sweaty Knitter blog in 2012 and have enjoyed researching and writing fiber arts/crafts posts that I hoped were engaging, informative and educational. 706 more words


The Unwinding by George Packer

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Packer tells the stories of many people trying to navigate the “unwinding” of the robust and regulated post-WWII American political economy as it has become more individualistic, partisan, globalized, and competitive since the 1970s. 321 more words

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2016 Election afterthoughts

Well that was certainly a surprise.

On the morning after the election, as I opened my eyes to the sound of my two year-old son calling for me, my wife told me Donald Trump was our president. 3,977 more words


Need a Reason to Abdicate Your Duties? Cite Religion!

Art Sisneros, an elector in Texas, resigned from his position over the weekend, stating that he couldn’t vote for Trump:

“I do not see how Donald Trump is biblically qualified to serve in the office of the Presidency.

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Counteracting the Big Me with Two Frogs and a Toad

Humility is a beautiful, elusive quality, a virtue that’s fallen completely out of fashion. Google its definition and you can ponder a graph showing the word’s diminishing use in our language from 1885 to today. 1,149 more words

A Frog Thing

David Brooks Imagines a Trump Voter Who Had No Reason to Vote for Him

Professional hack David Brooks is off and running again:

I’ve been thinking a lot about the best imaginable Trump voter. This is the Trump supporter who wasn’t motivated by racism or bigotry.

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