Yes We Can

It’s important to be open to possibility in life, and certainly in politics. Moreover, two parties a democracy does not make. So I’m a registered Independent. This choice means that today, in New York, I can’t vote. Which is kind of bogus, but...

Bushwacking

All weekend long, my Blackberry was abuzz with Breaking News Alerts from President Bush’s Middle East Trip. Friday, January 11, 2008, 11:18 PM PST CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — (AP) President Bush says no decision yet on sending more troops home from Iraq, and...

(The Angels Want To Wear My) Red Shoes

A colleague with whom I’ve been corresponding a fair amount of late has an oddly thought provoking email signature. Email signatures are odd little birds in their own right. In the age of digital aesthetic homogeny (I mean, let’s be honest: all we really...

Fitter, Happier

Democracy should spread on its own accord, by choice. But I guess President Bush made it clear in the 2000 elections individual choice — votes — a democracy do not make. Sound familiar? I wrote that sentence exactly four years ago today, in the hours just...

Schlock & Awe

I said it on November 7, 2000, September 11, 2001, and on March 20, 2003, and I’ll say it again (and again and again). The Bush Administration is the most dangerously inept group of politicians in the history of this country. I’ve been clear from the...