These investigations are now in the organizational phase. (As much as I’ve heard.) They will engender much nonsense from the right-wing media and thus, as well, from politicians on the right. They will provide a platform for the right as they move forward. This is as it must be given our current circumstances if anything at all is to be accomplished. Without media reform, without campaign finance reform—perhaps even without electoral reform—that isn’t going to change. And none of those things have a high probability of occurring regardless of who is in “power” either in the White House or Congress because each one will have to run past the Supreme Court.

Further, while obviously the numbers have been exacerbated by their ignorance or refusal to act, and will continue to be so, we have no accurate way of measuring how many deaths were caused by the previous administration’s ineptitude. However, one death due to malicious intent is sufficient.

I am so glad to know someone here has a voice like yours. It makes this ego-echo chamber so much less lonely. At times when I don’t fill it with my own ego...

And say hi to Amy for me...

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.