Thanksgiving: Daily Bullshit, November 24-25, 2017

There is a new blog post, entitled, “Ummm, we need to talk. It’s about academic freedom.


Thanksgiving

My mother and I ate a vegan Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday and I went to Souley Vegan in Oakland on the day itself, but for at least some American Indians, it’s a “National Day of Mourning.”[1] I have previously commented on the holiday here, here, and here.

Savannah Maher, “For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year,” National Public Radio, November 23, 2017, https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/11/23/565437994/for-many-native-americans-fall-is-the-least-wonderful-time-of-the-year


James Comey

Even in defeat, Hillary Clinton remains a target for the right.[2] I realize it’s difficult to imagine an alternative outcome to last year’s election as anything but necessarily better than the train wreck that now occupies the White House, but try to imagine the scandals that would have ensued had she been elected. This is a woman who isn’t just dirty, who isn’t just an enabler for her husband’s sex crimes, but who wallows in the mud of neoconservatism and neoliberalism. And if the Democratic nominee last year indeed absolutely had to be a woman, it is surely an insult to the numerous other potential female candidates to posit that Clinton was the only possible choice. In truth, Clinton’s nomination was not about her being a woman but about her self-perception as entitled to the presidency and about her comfort with Wall Street. And it was never really about anything else.

Jonathan Easley, “Anger at Mueller burns hot on the right,” Hill, November 25, 2017, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/361610-anger-at-mueller-burns-hot-on-the-right


  1. [1]Savannah Maher, “For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year,” National Public Radio, November 23, 2017, https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/11/23/565437994/for-many-native-americans-fall-is-the-least-wonderful-time-of-the-year
  2. [2]Jonathan Easley, “Anger at Mueller burns hot on the right,” Hill, November 25, 2017, http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/361610-anger-at-mueller-burns-hot-on-the-right

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