Arguments favoring a multiparty system are spurious

In 1999, a friend told me that he’s voting for George W. Bush because he will appoint judges that will overturn Roe v. Wade. “That it’s the only guiding principle you need. The rest will follow.”

Fast-forward to the Supreme Court giving Texas…


Most Americans don’t know what a lot of things are, but have an opinion about them anyway

A story in AL.com, a news site dedicated to Alabama politics, ran a story with the headline, “Alabama lawmaker wants to ban critical race theory, so I asked him what it is.

The…


To understand our politics, you have to understand our cultural insanities

Grainy black-and-white photo of a UFO flying over a park bench overlooking an urban scene in the distance.

Anyone else remember this old map from the 1980s? It was a satirical commentary about Ronald Reagan’s worldview, who, for those of you too young to remember, was the last Republican president that modern Republicans would consider to be too liberal to vote for today.


Exclusive Pre-production video leaked!

[ I got an exclusive!!! A friend of a friend knows a guy who drinks with a guy who’s a cameraman for a TV station, and that guy funneled a transcript from a video session all the way back to me. It was a joint PSA…


Read PurpleAir ratings and checking your air filters — often

Between August and September of 2020, those of us in the San Francisco Bay Area were trying to findN95 masks, as if our very lives depended on them. …


Bad Journalism Makes for Great Clickbait

The headlines making the rounds throughout all of media — social and otherwise — is the one from Salon.com, “DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state.”

Truth or Satire? Neither! It’s not true, nor is it intended to…


Test your IQ (Idiocy Quotient) with this handy quiz!

In our zany world of politics, can you actually tell what’s a real headline, and what’s just political satire? …


One must respect the time-honored traditions of bipartisanship

There’s been a lot of talk about getting rid of the filibuster so Democrats can pass legislation that restores voting rights that red-leaning states have removed.

But liberals worry that Republicans will eventually get control of Congress again, and when they do…


2040 Election Results are in, as Democrats celebrate 20 years of Republican control of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nov 20, 2040 If you were alive in 2020, you would be shocked, not just at the notion that Democrats would be so jubilant that Ivanka Trump would defeat Chelsea Clinton to…


What problem does the “two state solution” solve?

Against the backdrop of the recent violence, with everyone pointing fingers at the other, I considered the “two state solution” by asking something more fundamental: What problem does that solve?

I realize this is a complicated problem, and everyone asserts their opinions…

Dan Heller

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