One week and a day later I am so tired of analyzing and advocating for the partisan side of American politics. Time for me to move on to larger pastures (not necessarily greener, sadly.)
I’ll be returning to more interesting themes over the next few weeks: (1) the evils of the American police state and the threat that police forces have to the safety of citizens, (2) the accomplishments of the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress, (3) the failures of the Obama Administration, (4) foreign policy, particularly with respect to the so-called War on Terror, (5) an elucidation of (a) progressive vision for American politics, (6) the particularities of urban space and the importance of the city, and (7) generally ridiculous things said by other people. If I’m feeling blue, I may engage in Clinton nostalgia, with loud “I told you so’s” toward Kwame.
Oh and I certainly feel a need to talk about Israel, as well as the whole Keith Olbermann controversy. I also will continue to talk about the importance (as well as likelihood) for progress on the civil rights front, particular of ex-felons, gays, and people of color.
And in a rare treat, Chicago is actually having a contested election for the first time in two decades, so there’s lots to talk about.
Lots of things that don’t involve voting or endless navel-gazing about the passing of the House of Representatives from one set of corporate lackeys to a slightly less-effacing set of corporate lackeys.
Stay tuned! Consider this an open thread for comments on anything that you’d like to talk about.