Monthly Archives: October 2016

On irrational exuberance

For the Globe and Mail, I wrote about the virtues of low enthusiasm when it comes to political candidates: If this election has taught us anything, it is that enthusiasm for a political figure can be dangerous. It is a … Continue reading

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More on Trump’s “rigged” allegations

My article on the third debate for the Globe and Mail: In Mr. Trump’s alternate reality, Ms. Clinton occupies two contradictory positions. First, she is so powerful that she is unilaterally responsible for everything that has happened in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Two new articles on the election

Too busy to update this site lately. A couple of new(ish) articles on the election: Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories are making his supporters paranoid — and dangerous (10/13/16) <– This article was about the possibility of armed white supremacists plotting … Continue reading

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The debate from hell

For the Globe and Mail, some thoughts on the worst presidential debate in US history: Who won the debate? Does it matter? When this country has sunk this low – after a year dominated by bigotry and threats and now … Continue reading

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Midwestern Nice, Midwestern Lies

Last night I got to watch two Midwesterners debate each other in a style any Missouri resident knows well — “Midwestern nice.” On Kaine vs Pence: The vice-presidential debate was Midwestern Nice meets Midwestern Lies. An anticipated snoozefest between two … Continue reading

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The Murder of Darren Seals

For De Correspondent, I wrote about the murder of Darren Seals, a Ferguson activist who believed the local movement here had been coopted: September 6, 2016, Darren Seals, a Ferguson protester and local activist, was found dead in St. Louis’s … Continue reading

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