D.R. Tucker


The Greatness We Had Then, The Madness We Have Now

I still remember how nervous I was. I spent the entire day anxious about something possibly going wrong in Ohio due to voter suppression. I was convinced that it would be over after one term, that the old GOP gang would get back together again, that the progress of the previous four years–especially on climate… Read more »

Republicans, Armed with Thoughts and Prayers After Texas

Nothing changed after Newtown. Nothing changed after Orlando. Nothing changed after Las Vegas. Sadly, nothing will change after this: A gunman wearing all black and a ballistic vest opened fire with a rifle outside a small Baptist church in rural Texas and continued firing inside the building on Sunday, killing at least 26 people and… Read more »

Bush-League Criticism

What was Henry Kissinger’s old joke about the Iran-Iraq war, again? The conflict between Donald Trump and the Bush family is perhaps the silliest of the 45th President’s many feuds, nothing more than the latest outbreak of red-on-red rhetorical violence (see Trump v. McCain, Trump v. Corker, Trump v. Flake., etc.) It’s fundamentally silly because… Read more »

Cruelty in Connecticut

Hey, I’m all for tuition-free college in the United States, but here’s an example of someone who probably wouldn’t appreciate such a benefit: A University of Hartford student faces a hate crime charge after she admitted to covertly harassing her black roommate, according to police. Hartford Police are requesting that Brianna R. Brochu, 18, be… Read more »