Tag Archives: Joe Biden

State of the Union ritual is deader than the Latin mass


I was telling Swamp Rabbit that Joe Biden spent as much time dodging key issues as addressing them in his State of the Union speech. He sounded properly indignant about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but he didn’t seriously acknowledge the … Continue reading

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‘Retiring’ dirty energy is easier said than done


I was telling Swamp Rabbit about The Uninhabitable Earth, the 2019 nonfiction bestseller by David Wallace-Wells that explains how climate change will turn the future into an ongoing catastrophe if we don’t drastically reduce carbon emissions. The author noted that … Continue reading

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3.5 trillion dollars short and six months late


A Washington Post columnist declared Thursday that Joe Biden and the Democrats have had an epiphany and from now on will counter Republican nihilism by taking action that “leads to more progress in the future.” Swamp Rabbit was puzzled. “What … Continue reading

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An Xmas stocking stuffer from Manchin to Democrats


Swamp Rabbit said it best back in April: Joe Manchin is a DINO — a Democrat in name only. He likes the filibuster rule and thinks raising taxes on the rich is radical. At the time, Joe Biden seemed confidant … Continue reading

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Time’s running out, but Biden still won’t voice the f-word


The consensus was that Joe Biden gave a rousing speech Tuesday in Philadelphia that will do nothing to derail voter suppression efforts in red states around the country. So what was the point? I asked my neighbor Swamp Rabbit but … Continue reading

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Hey Joe, your name should be DINO


We absorbed the pandemic’s impact in stages, imagining the tireless little beasties at the root of the problem. The billions of stealthy insurgents eager to bond with human cell receptors, using spike proteins as battering rams to enter the cells … Continue reading

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Common ground with Republicans? On Mars, maybe.


“If Joe Biden keeps seeking common ground with Republicans — or unity, as he sometimes calls it — he’ll miss his chance to achieve his stated policy goals. Then Republicans will blame Democrats because the country is still a mess, … Continue reading

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The final curtain? We can only hope.


Victor Cortez phoned Wednesday morning with news that Donald Trump’s flunkies were blasting Frank Sinatra’s old hit “My Way” on the tarmac as Dear Leader took off for southern Florida where, if we’re lucky, he will spend the rest of … Continue reading

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Is this progress? A show of hands, please


Swamp Rabbit whistled to summon the birds and beasts of the ponds, mudflats and woodlands. “Listen up, critters,” he shouted. “Here’s what’s happening.” He read aloud from a list of calamities that have made 2020 a landmark year: Twin plagues … Continue reading

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‘Reaching across the aisle’ into the void


Swamp Rabbit was happy for our former president. “That new book he wrote is a bestseller. Most of them critics like it, too.” I shrugged. “It’s a doorstopper that lists for forty-five dollars. I read an excerpt. I like Barack … Continue reading

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