Category Archives: Politics

LQCs: Conservatives Anchoring Us to the Past

How the Supreme Court decision about Roe v Wade suggests that no laws can be made about anything that was not recognized as an issue two or three centuries ago. The US is forever anchored to past standards, it seems. … Continue reading

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LQCs: Constraining Rights

As I’ve observed before, conservatives, especially the Christian ones, seem to be about constraining rights (for others) and expanding rights (for themselves), while liberals are about expanding rights for everyone to the extent they don’t conflict with each other. Why … Continue reading

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LQCs: Wrong About Everything

Texas, climate change, gays, guns, Christians

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LQCs: Trek v. Handmaids

There’s a graphic meme going around on Facebook — no, of *course* I can’t find it now, or a link to it — that compares America’s possible future as being Star Trek’s or The Handmaid’s Tale‘s. The former’s vision of … Continue reading

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LQCs: Preferring Simple Answers to Complex Problems

First for today, a blast from the past. From 2009. This is a song from Les Miz, which we watched on PBS last week. Susan Boyle. Watch the clip above from the beginning, until at least about 1:15 when she … Continue reading

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LQCs: Blame Games

Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, 6 Jun 2022: Most Americans don’t accept the mass slaughter of children. Why does the GOP?

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LQCs: Minority Rule

Plus: Blame everything (but guns) and see what sticks; How do Republican enablers sleep at night?; Are there any rational Republicans?

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LQCs: Memorial Day 2022

Who needs prayers? What is political? Plus Fb comment, quote, meme.

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LQCs: Matches for Children

NYT, Michelle Goldberg, 27 May 2022: America May Be Broken Beyond Repair \\ I imagine there’s an alternate Earth where matches are easily available to children, since children find playing with them so much fun. Sure, an occasional house burns … Continue reading

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LCQs: Our Eroding Civil Society; Health Update

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