Power and freedom

Dear President Biden, I’m not sure what happened, but it seems like the Twitter-verse went into a time warp because a piece in the Atlantic by Ibram X. Kendi from two years ago appeared in Laura’s stream this morning. She didn’t realize it was old and pulled it up for me to read, which was …

Joe Manchin ~ ‘he’s got the whole world in his (grubby, power-hungry, little) hands’

Dear President Biden, At the end of his article about where things stand on the For the People Act (HR1/S1), Mike DeBonis quotes Senator Richard Durbin (Il) as saying: “I say a prayer every morning and evening for Joe Manchin.” Indeed. Joe M. may just become the most difficult person in my loving-kindness meditation not …

We’ve been warned

Dear President Biden, You’re doing an admirable job staying out of the Historic 2nd Trump Impeachment Fray, but I’m guessing it’s been hard and got much harder once you saw the video the House Managers showed yesterday. It’s brutal, that video. Literally. I made myself watch it last night and found myself semi-distracting by tracking …

North Star vs. Death Star

Dear President Biden, It makes sense to me that you’re staying in your lane and not interfering or trying to influence (at least not overtly) either the DOJ or Congress when it comes to which of the various malicious actors to hold accountable for what aspect(s) of the January 6th attempted self-coup. After the norm-shattering …