John Seeley: Their departures leave immense voids that survivors and mourners attempt to annul with cries of “Viva!” or “Presente!” It’s a sincere and heartfelt sentiment, but giving substance to those words, transforming a ritual into a reality of posthumous presence, is a more challenging matter.
John Seeley: For practical purposes, 2018 ended after Stacey Abrams and Sen. Nelson conceded, realizing recounts weren’t going to save them. However, important 2018 loose ends need to be dealt with in the next couple weeks that are all about 2020, despite their calendar date.
John Seeley: Even if the DSCC or Espy campaign did have affidavits from teen boys traumatized by after-school interactions with Hyde-Smith, it wouldn’t hurt Cindy’s chances much if the boys were past the age of consent.
John Seeley: Like many political observers, I am sooo huugely tired of hearing the “lesser of two evils” argument in yet another presidential year. It’s a perennial pleading, most popular in years when the leading candidates are most unpalatable, like 1968 and today.
John Seeley: Lakota leaders appear to have been inspired by a quote from Crazy Horse they display on their website. “A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.”
John Seeley: Housing plan for the West Los Angeles V.A. property would help, but some say it doesn’t go far enough.