Race, and by implication ethnicity, has become paramount in judging people and can be used to displace character, not to mention ability, achievement, and other measures of individuality and merit.
Logic and evidence must reemerge as the driver of actions and policy.
The city government’s appeasement of its enraged, over-empathetic, over-pampered citizens may reflect democratic will (though I doubt that), but the very purpose of having Constitutional principles with their checks and balances is to provide guardrails against the tyranny of the majority or powerful.
“Narrative” has replaced reporting information.
The oversight of not separating statistics about long term care facilities from the totals has had enormous economic consequences.
There is clearly too much information being pedaled that is put through an ideological prism, or is simply misleading, careless, or dysfunctional; and nobody is immune to it.
As one presidential candidate after another announces some crazy scheme to differentiate himself or herself, we need to remember that unbridled idealism without realism is dangerous.
Far too many of us are dismissed, or even disdained, for having logical minds, rejecting junk science, and having a semblance of intellectual honesty because those things do not fit the dogma of the progressives and the pecuniary interests of their boosters.
The debacle in the House has laid bare the shortcomings and self-interest of the Democratic Left. The 2020 election offers an opportunity to begin a repudiation of their behavior.