Why Portland Protesters Will Never Tire

The Battle of Portland rages still. Having worn down federal agents and local police, leftist protesters spent a recent weekend in gas-choked melees with a motley, right-wing “Back the Blue” rally.  The remarkable endurance of these protests is subject to debate. The May 25 death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis policeContinue reading “Why Portland Protesters Will Never Tire”

The “III” Symbol (Car Decals Decoded)

This interesting and cryptic symbol includes the Roman numeral three, “III,” and usually a ring of stars. What III means The three refers to the 3 percent of the American population that supposedly fought in the American Revolution against the British. We should say “supposedly,” because I don’t get the sense this was an especiallyContinue reading “The “III” Symbol (Car Decals Decoded)”

What this is all about

I’m launching this blog to advocate for seeing American politics and society differently. All politics are identity politics of a kind. I say this as some one who has spent his adult life working in and around politics. Some of it is beneficial to society (“We’re the kind of people who care about kids”) andContinue reading “What this is all about”