“The presidency is not a popularity contest.”

Joe Biden’s popularity with the American public continues to decline, per FiveThirtyEight: To be clear, Biden wasn’t very popular to begin with. On Inauguration Day, only 53% of us approved, while 36% disapproved (leaving about 11 percent withholding judgement, which seems prudent now). That figure was at or below nearly every president since Harry S […]

Bread and circuses

I am just a poor boy.Though my story’s seldom told,I have squandered my resistanceFor a pocketful of mumbles,Such are promisesAll lies and jestStill, a man hears what he wants to hearAnd disregards the rest. Paul Simon, from “The Boxer” The ongoing fact that around forty percent of American adults consistently approve of Donald Trump was […]