This is a good piece: How bad is Bercow? – UnHerd.
Bercow is a controversial figure, and as you can guess, many think he is a bad thing. But the UnHerd piece looks back over numerous Speakers of the House of Commons and gives a kinder assessment. Given that we are going to be reading alot about the House due to Brexit, it might be a good time to become better aware of the man and the role.
If you are seriously considering Howard Schultz run for president, you should read this: How Howard Schultz Left a Bitter Taste in Seattle’s Mouth – POLITICO Magazine
I think he doesn’t have a chance, although he could help the current President get reelected. I thought that before, and I thought it even more after reading the piece in Politico. Here’s hoping he drops out.
A good book on something that people needs to be reminded of: The Disaster of Richard Nixon | by Robert G. Kaiser | The New York Review of Books.
No matter how bad the current president is, longing for bad former presidents is nostalgia at its worst. It’s good that works like this are frequently published to remind us and give us perspective.
It’s odd but this piece by Andrew Sullivan on Jeremy Corbyn, Face of the New New Left does a better job of explaining the current head of Labour in the U.K. than many other pieces I’ve read. Knowing Sullivan, you may be skeptical, but there is plenty of objective detail here.
Corbyn’s time is coming. Read this to better understand him.
The owner of left-wing magazine Jacobin stiffs his workers for his play to take over other property.
In his bid to take over the historic British left-wing magazine, The Tribune, Jacobin publisher Bhaskar Sunkara is being accused of reneging on wage deal by employees of the paper, who kept the publication alive during struggling times. Tribune was once the home of such greats as George Orwell and has since become the leading publication associated with the influential Momentum faction within the Labor Party.
For the details, see this: Jacobin Accused of Reneging on Wage Deal in British Takeover of Tribune Magazine – Payday Report
Can be found here: Unite the Right rally: the counter-protesting group Antifa, explained – Vox.
It covers the things most people can agree with (opposing Nazis) and other things many people would disagree with (opposing liberalism).
Antifa is a term taking in many different groups, some very fringe, some violent.
Read this post before just assuming they are simply positive (or simply negative).