Let’s be clear. If Kyle Rittenhouse were Black, he would never have gone to trial for murder — because the cops would have shot him dead on the spot on the streets of Kenosha.

Speculation? Maybe, but it’s speculation backed up by history.

Under Wisconsin law, and just by virtue…

I have spent a lot of time in these pages warning about : the slow-burning but highly aggressive Republican effort to undermine American democracy and secure permanent power for themselves, in defiance of the will of the electorate.

I am far from alone in raising that alarm. It is…

This week on The King’s Necktie, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before in four and a half years of writing this blog: devote an entire essay to a single piece of journalism by another author.

I’m doing that because last week the conservative foreign policy thinker Robert…

As regular readers of this blog know, I occasionally dip into the right wing media, just to see what the other side thinks. Does that make me a masochist, or just someone who likes to be informed? Maybe some of both. I will ask my dominatrix.

In any event, on…

Thank you Misha! I love getting positive feedback!

Let us begin with the obligatory — but still sadly necessary — blast at Texas’s devious and sickening new law that for all practical purposes outlaws abortion in that state, in violation of what the US Supreme Court has previously ruled, and deputizes vigilantes to enforce it.

The same GOP…

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