Truth, Feeling, and Appearances

Although we were out of the country on vacation, we still managed to see the majority of this week’s judiciary committee meeting regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against him.

And it’s complicated.

Political Intelligence

It’s pretty common for the anti-Trump crowd to say that Trump is “stupid” or an “idiot.”  And it equally common for the pro-Trump crowd to argue that he’s actually a strategic genius who has been manipulating our perceptions and the media in order to advance his agenda.  Both of these positions are, in my view, overstated… although I do like to call the man an idiot myself.

The key is context.

Impeachment Is Not Inevitable

I’m not saying Olbermann’s predictions are impossible. Stranger things have happened.  I’m saying that the evidence is not yet sufficient in my eyes to say that those are the only paths nor is the evidence sufficient to say that those paths will inevitably results in his resignation or removal from office.

I think it is entirely within the bounds of reality for Trump to serve the totality of his first term.

Two Sides to Net Neutrality.

I hate the very idea of Net Neutrality so much. … But Net Neutrality may be the best way to move forward.

I’m not 100% certain and I can see how thoughtful people who start with the same basic premises that I have could arrive at different conclusions here.