Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


That's a real word.  It means "rule by the worst people."  Here's another word: oligarchy - rule by the few.  Plutocracy - rule by the wealthy.

Which one will we have?  Tough to say, because we are short-circuiting the process by which we typically vet Cabinet appointees.  I have a very hard time imagining Trump's transition team pushed very hard on background checks and the nominees themselves have not been forthcoming with information.

The good news, I guess, is that it will be an exciting time to be an investigative journalist.

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