Tear down the existing border wall

There was a great op-ed in the NYTimes today arguing the the Democrats should stop arguing with Republicans on their terms with regards to immigration. The author, Daniel Denvir argues that: Democrats should follow their voters, who increasingly want more open borders, and reframe the immigration debate by rejecting the very notion that the border […]

No New Border Wall and Tear Down The Existing Walls

  Because our racist grifter of a President is afraid that Ann Coulter will say mean things about him if he doesn’t get his racist wall on the U.S.-Mexico border the federal government has been shutdown now for almost a month.  On Saturday the dummy President, and supposed excellent deal-maker, offered a 3 year extension for […]

Bring Back the Buffalo Commons

When I was a kid I distinctly remember my dad having a conversation with his best friend about the “buffalo commons.”  I don’t remember the particulars of that conversation but I do remember the general tone of the conversation and I would say that it wasn’t supportive of the idea.  The idea of a buffalo […]

The Deep North

One of my hesitations about moving to Texas (in addition to the weather) was that I wasn’t crazy about living in a state of the old Confederacy.  Although the Civil War was a long time ago the stench of treason in defense of slavery still lingers in places like Texas.  Also living in Texas has […]

Climate Existentialism

  Today the IPCC came out with “A Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming a 1.5C”  Essentially, it outlines how bad things will get as the Earth’s climate increases to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels but also how much worse things will get if the Earth warms to 2 degrees celsius above […]