Author: Paul Campos

Home / (Page 5)
img

Trumpe l’oeil

By
|
In General
|
On April 27, 2018
A friend just forwarded the image above, which he claims is an actual painting.  He also claims the image has gone viral in the most florid precincts of wingnuttia, although I’m not getting out of the boat to check. I don’t know the painting’s title, and I’m fascinated by various the hermeneutic possibilities it suggests […]

The aristocrats

By
|
On April 24, 2018

Because we live in Donald Trump’s America, racists are feeling much freer to express their racism in various racist ways (I may be playing the race card here). For example, a former member of th

img

The confidence man

By
|
In General
|
On April 20, 2018
This amazing story from the WAPO documents what future historians, assuming there are any, should classify as the Trump Lie.  The Trump Lie is a lie so outrageous that it ends up fooling even people who are well aware it’s a lie, because of its sheer shamelessness and audacity. Trump is totally obsessed (of course) […]

Rudy can fail

By
|
On April 19, 2018

At least he knows something about mobbed-up guys: Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday th

img

When did Jews become white?

By
|
In General
|
On April 18, 2018
Scott’s post on Richard Cohen’s almost parodic performance of a certain type of white male privilege reminds me of something I’ve been wondering about ever since Trump happened:  How “white” are Jews in America today? Two scenes from the Great American Novel: “Civilization’s going to pieces,” broke out Tom violently. “I’ve gotten to be a […]
img

Willie Mays’s salary

By
|
In General
|
On April 12, 2018
As I walk through this wicked world, searching for light in the darkness of insanity, I find it’s important to occasionally focus on something like Willie Mays’s salary: Yes my graphs are terrible so don’t bother to point that out. Notes: (1) Mays was the highest-paid player in the major leagues in every season from […]
It is main inner container footer text