Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why Bernie Sanders needs to talk about race

The Supreme Court didn’t decide the election in 2000. Neither did Ralph Nader steal votes from the Democrats. Al Gore lost because he benched the best campaigner, Bill Clinton. Gore was embarrassed by Clinton’s sexual misadventures and so didn’t have him campaign in traditional Democratic strongholds. The voter turnout was low enough in key states, […]

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I was the egg man

For most of my early working life, I was a short-order cook. The biggest technical advancement in my era was the addition of a microwave oven, ¬†one of those big units with a label warning people with pacemakers to keep their distance. If you haven’t already discovered it, eggs will explode inside a microwave. There […]

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