and a brain, too, for that matter.
Today’s blog contains links to just a few of the articles and interviews that affected me this week.
Michelle Singletary writes for the Washington Post; I read her money column in the Sunday Press Democrat business section. Her piece is a straightforward commentary on Trump’s budget: “…If he only had a heart.”
And two links from Democracy Now:
Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s new book draws on his decades of experience writing about war and genocide in European history in order to find lessons that can help the United States avoid descending into fascist authoritarianism. It is titled On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. He speaks with Amy Goodman.
On the same theme, here’s an interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Her recent piece for CNN is headlined “Trump at his most dangerous,” and she is currently working on a book entitled Strongmen: From Mussolini to Trump.
But I hope the following will add a laugh or two. My thanks Barry Chertov for his Best in Political Humor compilation at waccobb.net. Here’s an episode of Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal on TBS — what she calls “Our weekly constitutional crisis” or “What the f**k is it this time?”