Democratic Debates: Night Two Takeaways

The first round of Democratic primary debates concluded on Thursday night, bringing us one step closer to being done with this god-awful format of a ten-person joint press conference with moderators. That said, this episode of round one brought far more spice than its Wednesday night counterpart, in hindsight a somewhat predictable outcome of having … Continue reading Democratic Debates: Night Two Takeaways

Democratic Debates: Night One Takeaways

The opening night of primary debate season opened somewhat quietly. Most candidates seized the opportunity to introduce themselves, often ignoring the question to circle back to their bread and butter talking points. The bigger names, especially Booker, performed fairly well, and largely avoided getting into confrontation with each other. Below are some of my biggest … Continue reading Democratic Debates: Night One Takeaways

Billionaires and Individualism

The Getty Villa and its collections of antiquities are stunning. But that’s just the problem. I’ve worked there a few times now. Initially I was awestruck by the building. Its architecture designed to resemble a Roman villa. Its sprawling layout with various wings, luxurious courtyard, and reflection pool that seems to extend all the way … Continue reading Billionaires and Individualism

The US Wants War with Iran

The United States and Iran are closer to war than ever before. This is precisely the outcome the Trump administration has been working toward. A year after announcing the US would leave the JCPOA, the Trump administration announced an end to sanctions waivers for allies doing business with Iran – another step in the short-sighted … Continue reading The US Wants War with Iran