No More F**ks To Give

Strategies of the less powerful

Ezra Klein, via Rebecca Traister’s excellent article on Hillary Clinton, is beginning to recognize that Clinton’s political style is different from what he and many others expect in a candidate. The reason is that our mental picture of a presidential candidate is gendered male. We expect male behaviors, although when a woman adopts many of those behaviors she is perceived to be wrong. Read More

Links – June 8, 2016

The financial consequences of lifting sanctions on Iran are turning out to be less than Iran wanted. The problems lie in Iran’s corruption and broken banking system. If Iran can recognize its own problems, this will bring Iran more into compliance with world standards. This is what proponents of the nuclear deal meant when we said that the deal would help to bring Iran back to being a normal country. Nobody said it would happen quickly. Read More