Here’s what’s hard about right now

It’s hard to move across the country and also start a new relationship. Shocker, right? I mean yes we’ve been dating long-distance for two years but we weren’t very close and also a live-in relationship is completely different than even a close long-distance one. First, let’s talk about what’s been easy. The practical aspects of … [Read more…]

“Buy American” Makes Sense, Sound True, and Does Not Work at All

There are so many things that make sense, sound true, and are absolutely, demonstrably false. “Since bleach is a great cleaner, and ammonia is a great cleaner, mixing them together makes an amazing cleaner.” “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” “If you want more American jobs you have to buy American.” This … [Read more…]

What Liberal Equality Looks Like and Why We Need it More Than Ever

I’m not sure what you’d call the people who oppose “black sites.” For those unfamiliar, the Central Intelligence Agency has operated secret bunkers in major cities on US soil. Operatives disappear people who haven’t been charged with any crime to these sites. These detainees don’t get a phone call so their families can know where … [Read more…]

I welcome Sean Spicer’s open contempt for the press

People are freaking out about White House press secretary Sean Spicer accusing the press of intentionally misrepresenting the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration. Then Spicer said: “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe.” This statement is demonstrably false. It’s not … [Read more…]

Nick Ford does not agree with me.

One of my favorite people, Nick Ford, wrote a charitable and thoughtful response to my latest FEE article about, as he put it, “overthrowing capitalism and abolishing jobs through machine learning and automation.” Nick: “If that sounds weird to you, well that’s Cathy.” He knows me. (And he loves me anyway.) My argument is essentially … [Read more…]