I was contemplating a post about the horrible mess in Syria and Iraq, and how the USA is involved in yet another complicated, unwinnable war halfway around the world (this time without any congressional authorization). The facts are depressing, especially the mounting indications that our government is lying to us regarding just how badly the war is going. I’m going to leave that for later.
HuffPo has an upbeat piece by Zephyr Teachout titled simply: Bernie Sanders for President: 10 Reasons. It was a joy to read. One sentence just about made my day:
There is too much fear in our political life: he brings big dreams instead.
Bernie Sanders is the only 2016 presidential contender who doesn’t make me worry that he’s not on our side. Virtually every other candidate has taken policy positions and made statements that ought to disqualify them from seeking the presidency.