Reviewing Fordlandia

Greg Grandin’s Fordlandia is reported to describe the rise and fall of Henry Ford’s Brazilian rubber plantation. In reality, Fordlandia is another striking example of the destruction and exploitation brought by capitalism.

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Reviewing The Last Trial

Scott Turow’s The Last Trial is billed as the final courtroom battle of 85-year-old defense lawyer Alejandro (Sandy) Stern. As a fan of Turow’s novels and Stern, who has appeared in all of them, I was conflicted as I began the book. While I recognize characters, like real people, must retire and even die, I kept thinking of how Sandy would go out and what would be next for the franchise.

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Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court.

In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.

Introducing Shadow

Shadow’s Story

For about two years, Mom and I have been walking by Shadow. While our dogs were getting walked, Shadow was tied up on concrete with little room to move and often surrounded by his own crap.

We don’t believe he had regular access to water. He didn’t seem to have enough to eat. We rarely saw him out for a walk. Every time someone went by him, Shadow would bark and growl.

For a couple of months, Mom, while she has been walking Scorpio, has been throwing food to Shadow. Eventually, she started handing him food through the fence.

For a couple of weeks, Mom and a neighbor of ours have been walking Shadow.

Through those experiences, we came to understand the dog we had once named abused could be a wonderful pet. It would never happen for him, though, if he remained tied to concrete by a family that didn’t care about him.

Last Monday, Mom bought Shadow for $50. Now, we are trying to find Shadow the forever home he deserves.

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You Won’t Push Biden Left

The verdict for this episode is: be honest about why you’re voting for Biden.

In this episode, I discuss those who say they are voting because they want to remove Trump, but who are promising to move Biden to the left.