It’s the aftermath of the beginning

I just found this open tab in my browser. It’s an issue of the Irregular Bullshit that I apparently never published because I was waiting for more.

Frankly, I’m a bit distracted, working on a book, yes, a book, counting on my mother to do what I cannot: market it. A retired journalist, she’ll also be editing it. The book will significantly update my dissertation, which I wrote and defended before Donald Trump won the presidency, and describe conservatism in his wake. This is, by no means, a kind description.

Uber seems to have let me back, so I’ll be doing that, but remain desperate for a path out.

In the meantime, there really doesn’t seem to have been much in the last couple days, so this issue is past due.


Donald Trump

Hush money

Fig. 1. Cartoon by Jesse Duquette, undated, via “Minneapple23” [pseud.] on Imgur, April 1, 2023, fair use.

John Cassidy, “The People v. Donald J. Trump,” New Yorker, April 4, 2023,

Jelani Cobb, “Alvin Bragg, Donald Trump, and the Pursuit of Low-Level Crimes,” Puck, April 4, 2023,

Adam Gabbatt, “Trump gets underwhelming show of support on surreal day in New York,” Guardian, April 4, 2023,

Jacob Gershman and Joe Palazzolo, “Case Against Donald Trump Leaves Defense Ample Openings, Say Legal Authorities,” Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2023,

Sarah D. Wire and Alexandra E. Petri, “Trump charged with 34 felony counts in alleged hush money cover-up case,” Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2023,

Isaac Arnsdorf and Josh Dawsey, “‘Frustrated and upset,’ Trump goes silent, then seethes,” Washington Post, April 5, 2023,

Jeffrey Bellin, “What Trump’s business fraud charges mean – a former prosecutor explains the 34 felony counts and obstacles ahead for Manhattan’s DA,” Conversation, April 5, 2023,

Adela Suliman, “Who is Karen McDougal and how is she linked to the Trump case?” Washington Post, April 5, 2023,

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