Pollitt
Politics

Katha Pollitt writes the feel-good article of the week

I’m not usually a person who revels in Schadenfreude, but I have to say that a primal scream from Katha Pollitt against Trump-land is incredibly gratifying. Katha Pollitt didn’t set out to write a feel-good article. In fact, she feels terrible — but it’s the reasons behind her feelings that [Read More]

Donald Trump
Elections

Bookworm Beat 12/21/16 — the “election that never ends” edition

Yes, the Electoral College has spoken on the election, but the Progressives’ weeping, wailing, beating of breasts, and rending of garments continues unabated. That’s why you’ll find these articles pertinent, interesting, amusing and, sometimes, frightening. Don’t attack people from whom you want something. Hillary wanted votes from Americans but she [Read More]

Donald Trump

The Bookworm Beat 9/29/16 — the “election” edition and open thread

I expended most of my authorial energy today attacking PBS’s Frontline show The Choice 2016, which purported to delve into Hillary’s and Donald’s character to help inform people in advance of the election but which was, in fact, a Hillary hagiography and a Donald hit piece. Still, there are a [Read More]