To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, October 25, 2021

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What Merrick Garland Must Do Now

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The coming weeks will be the most consequential of Merrick Garland’s life – not just for the attorney general himself but for our country. Garland will have to decide, presumably with the support of President Joe Biden, how to address the looming authoritarian threat of former President Donald J. Trump and his insurrectionary gang. His […]
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InSecurity

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The answer is almost always $20. As in, how much do you think this turkey sandwich cost? Hint: it used to be $10. Extra points: Remember, we’re in California, where there is an extra 10% tax on everything. Extra reminder: There’s a tip jar on the counter, a tip reminder on the app and an […]
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The Ax Is Coming Down

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Friday. Or next Friday. Or by Thanksgiving. Or by the end of the year. Anyway, it’s coming. The ax. Or, if you prefer, the stick. As in, the carrot and the stick. The carrot is you keep your hair appointment or your reservation or your tickets. Those things you might live with or without. The […]
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We Can Stop Being The World’s Suckers On Drug Prices

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There’s a drug war on TV. It has nothing to do with cocaine or heroin but does involve an addiction – the pharmaceutical industry’s compulsion to charge Americans an average 3.4 times more for brand-name drugs than people in other countries pay. Step 1 in the rehab program is to let Medicare negotiate prescription drug […]
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Tell The Truth About The Coup – Or Go To Jail

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Overturning the results of a national election is not the kind of crime that any single conspirator can perpetrate – not even the most powerful man in the world. To mount an attempted coup against the constitutional order was the work of many dirty hands. Just ask former President Donald Trump, whose aggressive and lawless […]
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