How an unusual public servant fights farcical American tyranny

Comey, the former head of a nasty secret police organization (consider its record against the Black Panthers and other protestors from below; his persecution of honorably whistle-blowers like John Kiriakou and many others under Obama), is also a public servant with a commitment to do the right thing, regardless of the powerful, over several administrations. …

The French election – staving off the worst…

David Leonhardt has a very good column in the New York Times on the contribution of the establishment to the rise of fascism/authoritarianism in the United States v. France. That is a big and important difference. Generally speaking, the old elite plays a decisive role in fascism, for example in the rule of the KKK …