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Donald Trump. Again.

I know, I know, I don’t like blogging about Donald Trump either, but he hasn’t gone away yet, so I suppose that we cannot ignore him, much as I would like to. 1,016 more words

Trump and Republicans

Thomas Edsall defines Trump’s single-issue constituency and their demography on today’s NY Times op ed page (“Donald Trump Understands Republicans“). What he understands is that the party’s latent Nativism trumps the rest of its ideolog(ies). 223 more words


Missed it by that much. The Left almost understands Pro-Lifers.

Today was an article by Thomas Edsall in the New York Times.

Edsall is a hard Bernie Sanders type liberal, which makes him a hard read for me.  696 more words

Social Issues

The Housing Segregation Conundrum

I live in a city that is often called “the most racially segregated city in America.” I’ve heard a few different definitions of what that means but the best one explains that in no other city in America does black so thoroughly and consistenly mean “poor,” and white so thoroughly and consistently equate with “middle class or wealthy.” I think about segregation and it’s complicated cousin, gentrification, a fair amount, especially as they relate to housing and homelessness. 2,038 more words

Justice For The City

The Redistribution Reality

Democrats Face a Nation Increasingly Skeptical of Their Mission

Two fascinating pieces at the New York Times last week reveal liberal anxiety over American views of wealth redistribution. 676 more words

News Commentary / Current Events

Thomas Edsall: Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?

New York Times: With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, the share of Americans convinced that health care is a right shrank from a majority to a minority. 125 more words