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THIS IS SO DAMN MUCH FUN.
We’ve put together too many lists, we figured it was an appropriate occasion to assemble a documentation of those humble New Jersey purveyors of thought; those practitioners of a refined political vocabulary, whom we define here against that lower primate order of upper echelon national leadership otherwise known as the presidency.
In the middle of an ongoing campaign to discredit reporters, and minimize the written and spoken word, we bear witness daily to one of the truly boorish exercises in modern American politics. It’s hard to invoke a literate, public interest segment of society without hearing anew the howls of “fake news” from that podium that we, the people, own. While a reality show-fed ego at the top dovetails with that illiterate wing of the country that still doesn’t know it lost the Civil War, we absorb this combination of forces with a sense of the surreal. The country seems to have made a hard evolutionary detour to a Plan 9 from Outer Space science fiction film script featuring a bewigged Pugsly in the lead role.
I remember my high school English teacher Joe Fili, standing up at the front of the room with a copy of his beloved King Lear by Shakespeare and telling us, “Getting old is one of life’s heartbreaks, yes, but don’t you dare get old and foolish.” So here we are, America: old before our time and unwise, unwilling to grasp even the rudimentary concepts of our own history, and apparently mostly too egocentric to care…
Again, to access the list, click the link at the top of this page.
To read the Insider 100: Policymakers Power Rankings from May, please go here.