There seems to be no point in saying something on a blog. No one pays any attention to it. I wasn't endorsing Harris. I was saying something about her announcement speech. She does not, on the evidence of the articles cited, have a progressive record as DA and Attorney General of CA. OK. I did not say she did. Doesn't anyone read anymore?
By the way, I am sick of anonymous comments. If you are moved to plunge into the public debate and offer strong opinions [or snide remarks], then have the decency to put your name to them. If you are in a parlous situation and dare not identify yourself, then send me a private email and explain why. I am tired of self-righteous pontificating from people who hide behind pseudonyms and "anonymous" bylines. I have been making public statements about matters of public policy for 68 years, as an undergraduate, as a graduate student, as a buck private in the Army, as an untenured Instructor, as an untenured Assistant Professor, as a tenured Associate Professor and Professor, and as a retired professor, and not once in all that time have I failed to identify myself. Three times, I have been denied jobs I wanted because of my political opinions. It never crossed my mind to express them anonymously, or to refrain from expressing them at all.
Maybe I just find it hard to take when my back hurts, but cut it out.