Know Who Likes Nazi-Punching? The Nazi.

Rebecca: There’s been a bit of talk the last few months about “Nazi-punching,” whether there are forms of politics so evil that the correct response is not debate but, rather, pre-emptive violence. I’ve not been comfortable with that line of thought — I think as liberals we should lean to the “talk” side of politics … Continue reading “Know Who Likes Nazi-Punching? The Nazi.”

Yes, They’re “Killing” “Donald Trump” in Central Park. Let’s Stop Insulting the Rubes, Eh?

Dear Rebecca: Here is the controversy du jour: New York’s Public Theater lost support from two high-profile corporate donors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, on Sunday amid intense criticism of its production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” which depicts the assassination of a Trump-like Roman ruler. “No matter what your political stance may be, … Continue reading “Yes, They’re “Killing” “Donald Trump” in Central Park. Let’s Stop Insulting the Rubes, Eh?”

Dennis Prager’s Civil War (Or: Why I’m Going to Keep on Loving Donald Trump Supporters, Dammit)

Rebecca: I’ve mentioned a few conservatives who intrigue me because of their willingness to think in unorthodox ways. Dennis Prager, on the other hand, is a conservative who intrigues me because he is so relentlessly orthodox, so consumed by his contempt for liberals, that I know I’ll never find common ground with him. On anything, … Continue reading “Dennis Prager’s Civil War (Or: Why I’m Going to Keep on Loving Donald Trump Supporters, Dammit)”

Sticking with Moral Complexity

Joel, It’s been a hard week for moral complexity, huh? The Democratic Republic of Congo found footage (note that this link takes you to a story in The Guardian, not footage) of the murder of Michael (MJ) Sharp, a Mennonite who was working with the UN to investigate violence in the DRC, and his colleagues. Fourteen people … Continue reading “Sticking with Moral Complexity”