A shopping list is designed to benefit at least one reader.
I’ve dwelled for so long on Dayn’s shortcomings, I’ve failed to acknowledge his one talent — namely, the capacity to turn lemonade back into lemons.
Nativism is the product of a perverse nostalgia — for an event that never occurred under conditions that never actually existed. It’s blind hope, not for the future but the past.
Always to identify as the plaintiff in any grievance.
Properly speaking, everyone ends up on the wrong side of history — which is to say, smothered beneath it.
It’s probably a good practice to question one’s beliefs. An even better practice? To keep the answers to oneself.
The problem isn’t the quantity of lobbyists, it’s the type. Consider, for the moment, a legislative body deeply influenced by the nap lobby. Or wildflower-meadow lobby. Or high-five lobby. In the absence of a perfect union, one can at least advocate for the perfect corruption of it.