Steve Hochstadt: Sitting on the beach this fall was a good escape from our awful electoral politics. But politics also affects our little beach in ways which demonstrate how American politics really works.
Steve Hochstadt: This crazy election is only a week away. I need relief and find that my dogs ease political stress. Their simpler lives are not affected by politics and they help me recognize what is important in this life.
Steve Hochstadt: If Hillary Clinton is elected President, she will face a Republican Party determined to prevent her from governing. It’s not just Trump and his most excitable supporters who would make it difficult to govern.
Steve Hochstadt: Republicans at the state level have used imaginary concerns about voter fraud to legitimize their efforts to restrict voting.
Steve Hochstadt: Why the fuss now? Despite his brazen display of precisely the character he said “wasn’t him”, it has taken a long time for Americans to realize what his character is.
Steve Hochstadt: Somewhere up the chain of command — in companies that, in many ways, dictate what is “cool” — people are making choices not to celebrate the WNBA and its players.”
Steve Hochstadt: If you follow the money, you can find out a lot about Trump’s politics. When he considers his financial interests, Trump is a climate change believer.
Steve Hockstadt: The great majority of Trump supporters who harbor racial prejudices are normal Americans, who have allowed themselves to be misled by the truly deplorable people, those who have been promoting racism in public for years.
Steve Hochstadt: The Paralympics movement has developed a complex system of classifications to insure “fair and equal competition”.
Steve Hochstadt: Both sides argued that history should not be erased, but disagreed about which history ought to be respected: the more recent and still existing Palace of the Republic or the more distant and now only imaginary City Palace.
the end of the war, about 90% of Warsaw’s buildings had been demolished and most of its population murdered, significantly greater destruction than was caused by the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Steve Hochstadt: Palaces require much more than personal wealth. Russian emperors used funds they collected from millions of Russian peasants to construct homes that spoke of their unearthly power.
Steve Hochstadt: Parents used to teach children to be polite to others, sometimes invoking the Golden Rule. But times have changed. Now Trump parents can explain why it’s best to insult anyone who disagrees with you.