Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ayat of the Day: October 15, 2016

Surat Ar-Rahman, 60
هَلۡ جَزَآءُ ٱلۡإِحۡسَـٰنِ إِلَّا ٱلۡإِحۡسَـٰنُ
Is there any Reward for Good other than Good?
نیکی کا بدلہ نیکی کے سوا کچھ نہیں ہے

NO I AM NOT KIDDING: Get ready for President Trump. Here's why.

This latest news is quite alarming. It turns out there is in fact a strategy to the Loathsome One's final weeks of the campaign. And you know what? It could work. Below is from

The most recent ABC poll shows Clinton with only a four-point lead, far less than one would expect given the magnitude of national outrage over the Tape. I believe this strategy is brilliant. I believe it is working. And it makes my stomach churn.

This little twist suggests that, to the degree we focus on things like, say, whether Donald is a sexual predator, we are actually playing into his hands.

That seems strange, and maybe even a bit sulfurous, but you know what? It's been that kind of year.

Let's all remember that this election is really a series of big questions. It's asking us to say...

  • who is more qualified for the job ... 
  • who can be trusted to tell the FBI what it can and can't do to  ... 
  • who is more likely to protect our civil liberties... 
  • and who can be trusted with nuclear weapons.

There is one and only one good answer to those questions.

Attention all people of voting age with a functioning conscience: Please, please, please vote. And click here to help get out the vote.

The Work In Progress

It's coming along quite nicely. My editor par excellence +Safie Maken Finlay knows how much work has gone into it. As of now I have 15,000 readable words of a projected 100,000 words, and the thing has kicked into overdrive. The car seems to know where it's going.

No Beatles references in this one.

The target completion date for the draft is February 15.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Michiko Kakutani's review of Volker Ullrich's HITLER: ASCENT does not mention the US presidential election ...

... and is all the more powerful for not doing so.

Read the review. It serves as a grim, important warning to all democracies, and this year, the American democracy in particular. You'll find it here.

Then connect the dots and share, please.