Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory

Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory. Thomas Frank asserts the failure of the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment was planned, to appeal to the conservative base, and to show the “control” of society by “liberal elites.” He’s got a plausible point.

Old Soldiers–by Tony Hendra

Another Harper’s piece by Tony Hendra: Old Soldiers, honoring the remaining survivors of the International Brigades who fought against Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War. .


I’ve been accumulating drafts of links I want to remember, things I want to comment on, sites I want to explore but haven’t gone back to. So, some catch-up in the posts to come.

Posting all over

I’m posting from the blog workshop in New Orleans, and this makes… at least five blogs I could post to. I’ve already posted on three and commented on two others.

Hmm. WordPress.

Going to move my Movable Type to this – I like the idea of free when it comes to blogging. Seems there will be lots of help for doing that and using WordPress in general. I just need to throw myself at it. Wonder if there’ll be a Manila-to-WordPress tool? I don’t think I’ll be […]