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Donald Trump and the War on America

By Michael J.W. Stickings The rest of the world knows what's going on. Take, for example, Germany, which is now far more of a leader of "the free world" than Trump's American dystopia. Once upon a time, it was America going to war against German fascism. Show More Summary

Steven Wilson: "Home Invasion" and "Regret #9" (live)

By Michael J.W. Stickings From a Yahoo! / Live Nation broadcast, here are Steven Wilson and his awesome band performing "Home Invasion" and "Regret #9," two songs that work as one, both on Wilson's 2015 album Hand. Cannot. Erase. (to...Show More Summary

The Pineapple Thief: "A Sense of Fear"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Here's a great video from another of Kscope's great acts, The Pineapple Thief, a fantastic band that released the truly fantastic album Magnolia, which includes this song, last year. This isn't the first time I've mentioned them here. Show More Summary

The Receiver: "Transit"

By Michael J.W. Stickings Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted anything. Other things going on, other priorities. Alas. But we're still here, we're still blogging, and, well, let's get back into it this Friday evening with some music. Show More Summary

Gov. Kasich jumps in because, you know, why not?

By Richard Barry Whatever one may think of John Kasich as a presidential candidate, and he’s certainly not my cup of tea, the man has the kind of resume you would expect from a serious contender: Governor of Ohio, member of the House...Show More Summary

A tale of two (Wisconsin) priorities

By Frank Moraes Kevin Draper over at Deadspin reported, Wisconsin Senate Votes To Give $250 Million To Billionaires. This is in reference to the Wisconsin state senate voting to give a quarter billion dollars to build a new sports center for the Milwaukee Bucks. Show More Summary

Move over Ted Cruz, there's a new fool in town

By Richard Barry The problem with running a campaign based on channelling voters' grumpy old man is that there is always a possibility of being out-grumped. This seems to be happening to Sen. Ted Cruz who, according to a new poll of insiders by Politico, is suffering the most from Trump's unlikely recent success. Show More Summary

Could there be hope for Martin O'Malley?

By Richard BarryAnything can happen in politics. We’ve all seen improbable outcomes. Though pundits will sometimes deny this, it is usually unwise to suggest there is, in an absolute sense, no hope once a candidate decides to jump in.And,...Show More Summary

They used to love you, Rick Perry, but it's all over now

By Richard Barry What's that they say, in love and politics it's all about timing? Well, maybe they don't say that but they should.The team at NBC News notes that Gov. Rick Perry has terrible fundraising numbers this quarter ($1.07 million) compared with the $17 million he raised in the first quarter of his 2012 campaign. Show More Summary

Trump is going down (but not soon enough)

By Richard Barry Here's good chuckle for the day. Chuck Todd and the team at NBC News note that although Donald Trump is doing well in the short term it won't last due to past statements sure to piss off the base. For example: His comment...Show More Summary

That's Gilmore with a "G"

By Richard BarryI was a little tired this morning as I went through various news sites for my daily infusion of political information, so I can probably be forgiven for thinking, if only for a second, that comedian, television host, and Colbert replacement Larry Wilmore was running for the GOP presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's diabolical plan to own centre stage

By Richard Barry I think everyone is noticing what Steve Benen wrote about a few days ago, which is that Donald Trump is driving the debate amongst Republican presidential candidates. It reminds me of something a counsellor friend once...Show More Summary

Ted Nugent and cruelty to black bears

By Frank Moraes I was over on No More Mister Nice Blog the other day, and I learned, Some of Ted Nugent’s Best Friends Are Illegal Bear-Penis Traffickers, Allegedly. It’s all about that strange little man and his hunting activities. The main thing involving Nugent dates back to 2009 when he was hunting black bears with a bow up in Alaska. Show More Summary

No path to socialism for America, but we can dream

By Richard Barry When will this "road to serfdom" nonesense end? Probably never. Republicans love it too much, along with the claim that America is becoming just like Europe, and not in the good way. The latest is Bobby Jindal, another GOP presidential hopeful with absolutely no reason for optimism. Show More Summary

Meeting expectations in an irrational society is the definition of insanity

By Richard Barry I don't mean to be unkind to Jenna Johnson, a writer for the Washington Post, and there really is no need to be as she is simply following convention when she writes about Bernie Sanders and the things he advocates for on the campaign trail, most recently in Madison, Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Follow the money

By Richard BarryFirst Read wonders if the Republican Party should still be considered the party of big business. Donald Trump vs. Macy's. The battle over the Ex-Im bank. Conservatives decrying the same-sex marriage ruling, immigration reform and normalization of relations with Cuba. Show More Summary

No path for Christie

By Richard Barry Chuck Todd and company at NBC describe two ways to win the GOP nomination. They go on to say that neither way is available to Gov. Christie who announced his candidacy today. The first is to "sell yourself as the right...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's ideal opponent

By Richard Barry Yesterday I wrote about some reasons it was good Bernie Sanders was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. One of them was that it would push Hillary Clinton to talk about issues important to the left that might not otherwise get a full hearing. Show More Summary

Three reasons to be glad Sanders is in the race

By Richard BarryThe first thing that should be said about the Clinton-Sanders match-up is that it is a good thing that Clinton is being seriously challenged. It generates interest in the campaign and encourages discussions amongst voters that otherwise would not have happened. Show More Summary

What do you do with a problem like Donald?

By Richard Barry Donald Trump is going to be such a headache for Republicans this campaign cycle. He has virtually zero chance of winning the presidential nomination. But insiders worry that the loud-mouthed mogul is more than just a...Show More Summary

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