You should read this for 11/20/2016: Fake news, Poetry, Irish Speaking Truth To Power, Internment In our Future, and Cardamom
“Obama used to be a law professor. This is key. . . . Trump walked into the Oval Office like a two-pump-chump freshman thinking it was syllabus day, and what he got was the first day of law school, and he hadn’t done the reading like everyone else had, and Professor Obama decided to put him in the hot seat.”
Senator Aodhán O’Riordáin to the Irish Seanad regarding the U.S. election: “America has just elected a fascist and the best thing that the good people in Ireland can do is to ring him up and ask him, is it OK to still bring the shamrock on Saint Patrick’s Day?”
A. E. Stallings for The Times Literary Supplement Why bother with poetry? “The pleasures of poetry are subversive, and perhaps always have been.”
From Sean Patrick Hughes What Now?“If insistence on decent treatment of all Americans makes me a liberal in the eyes of conservatives, then maybe we should take some time to reflect on who our modern conservatives actually are. The world is watching.”
Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little-Known Loophole Are you paying attention? Are you reading carefully and critically?
Via The Washington Post and George Takei: They Interned my Family: Don’t Let Them Do It to Muslims “I came to see the internment as an assault not only upon an entire group of Americans, but upon the Constitution itself — how its guarantees of due process and equal protection had been decimated by forces of fear and prejudice unleashed by unscrupulous politicians.”
Via Epicurious: Orange Sweet Rolls (with a pinch of Cardamom!)