I’m almost ready to say that when it comes to achieving a goal — especially an ambitious one — I believe your outcome isn’t so much determined by what you do, but who you do it with. Outcomes, like math problems, are determined by a factorization of known quantities. Math is never magic. There is an inescapable fatalism in it. Embrace it, because you cannot outwit it or outrun it. Make the absolute most of every piece you’ve got on the board, and remember what every good chess player knows: pawns win games. Spend no time mourning the weakness of your fellow cast. Improve it whenever you can, but if you make an enemy, never let it be by accident. After all, in real life pawns don’t wear pawn costumes and queens wear no crowns.
“But Trump is not playing chess. The man is playing Hungry Hungry Hippos.”
Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership.
The Trump administration is asking state labor officials to delay releasing the precise number of unemployment claims they are fielding
“You can multiply that by a factor of many, many, many.”
UPDATE: new CDC blackouts in testing numbers and abrupt press briefing “postponement”
This article is from January 3, but now the DOJ is in on it. The NYT January 3rd article
— so the constant whining about it is just, you know, whining. The Trump Exception Quit quoting the Twitter Rules. You’re missing the only one that counts: the public interest … Continue reading Why @Jack is never, ever going to suspend Trump’s Twitter account
Lesson: Except where absolutely necessary never ever let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. In fact, chop off every hand you can and move as rapidly as possible to eliminate hands attached to humans altogether.
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Lincoln Would Not Recognize His Own Party by David W. Blight He would see the Republicans as the antithesis of everything he fought for. By David W. Blight Dr. Blight, … Continue reading There’s a lot of talk on Twitter and right-wing media about Republicans being the “party of Lincoln” and the heroes of the Civil War. Yale professor and Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight explains why that’s ridiculous—