Political Theatre category archive
Leonard Pitts, Jr., notes the proliferation of conspiracy theories, most based on absolutely nothing, surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, and questions whether the persons charged with finding the truth will give a darn. A snippet:
Epstein’s apparent suicide while in federal custody Saturday has spawned no shortage of conspiracy theories about what “really” happened to the wealthy financier who stood accused of sex-trafficking children on an industrial scale. Twitter and Facebook have been ablaze with such rot . . . .
In a time such as this, it’d be good to have a credible investigator who could be counted upon to dig out the truth. Instead, we have Attorney General William Barr, and if there was ever a time he might have fit the bill, it was before he turned the Department of Justice into Trump’s private law firm. In his mishandling of the Mueller report, abandoning his post as the nation’s lawyer to install himself as Trump’s defense counsel, Barr sacrificed his credibility and that of his department.
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Woman (almost wistfully): That seems like years ago.
She: Your bumper sticker.
Me: Which bumper sticker?
She: Clinton/Kaine. . . .
David comments on a photo which he maintains captures the essence of Donald Trump.
In a longer post addressing Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, Ed at Gin and Tacos sums up the attraction of conspiracy theories.
Plus, real life is messy. Conspiracy theories are tidy. Methinks they appeal to folks who can’t grok the messiness.
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Dana Milbank outlines all the reasons why Baltimore must be deported. Here’s a snippet:
To be fair, there are a few areas in which Baltimore and Trump have some common ground: Baltimore, in the early 19th century, was the first American city to embrace gas lighting; Trump, in the early 21st century, embraces gaslighting. Baltimore inspired “Hairspray” and “The Wire“; Trump gave us “The Apprentice.” Baltimore, in Trump’s telling, is a “rat and rodent infested mess”; Trump’s Mar-a-Lago was cited for 78 health-code violations over three years.
Steve Taylor discusses a common, but seldom discussed, form of government that has manifested itself in many different political systems.
I commend his article to your attentioin.