The day before yesterday, there were a couple of demonstrations at the Mall in Washington, DC. One was the March for Life, an anti-abortion demonstration; the other was a much smaller Indigenous Peoples’ Day march. As the Indigenous Peoples’ Day march wound down, an Omaha (the tribe, not the city) tribal elder by the name of Nathan Phillips was playing a drum and leading a chant for a small group. A group of Catholic high school students from Covington, KY, there for the March for Life,…Continue
It’s been seven years today since the worst day of my life. We lit a yorzeit - literally “year time” but really annual memorial - candle last night. They burn about a day. Supermarkets serving areas where anyone Jewish lives typically have them. There is no blessing.
Precisely three weeks before J died, he was in a…Continue
This was an answer to an anti-welfare post on another site which I wrote a day or two ago. Slightly edited for context.
I think to a certain extent the case against welfare is a bit simplistic. If the question is: “Welfare: yes or no” I think the question can be answered by what a debater would call a “negative repairs” case, in this case meaning that refining the welfare system makes more sense than trashing it, and trashing it could have a lot of expensive…Continue