Tim Noah doesn’t fear the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on the Feast of the Epiphany. “I want them to be punished harshly for their crimes. But fear them as the leading edge of incipient fascism? For Christ’s sake, just look at them.” Me too.
Nicholas Kristof is on Substack, not in the NYT, because he’s running for office. He’s calling attention to the horrific substance abuse numbers. “Since the pandemic began in March 2020, more people have died here in Oregon from substance abuse than from Covid-19.”
Helaine Olen says that Democrats are minimizing the pain of inflation at their own risk.
Nobody is happier than I am that 90’s fashion is back in style. I bought two pairs of the high waisted vintage jeans from the GAP, and I’m getting black turtlenecks from Uniqlo. It’s time for black tights and mini-skirts. Yay!
I admit to feeling the pressure to stockpile cans of beans and bags of flour and Christmas gifts. I’m shopping now.
Some schools are slowly shutting down again. Schools in Detroit are now only open for four days per week. Even though there is tons of evidence that school closures were terrible for mental health, some schools are closing to give their teachers and students mental health breaks.
We’re going to have to talk about Trump soon. I don’t want to. But he’s coming. Ugh.
I’m enjoying watching people put out political feelers about 2024. Would you vote for Huma Albedin?
PICTURE: As I filled up my car with gas this morning, the gas station owner was changing the price numbers on the tanks. Ouch.