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I give you my sprig of lilac

This is the day that last week's Appomattox Anniversary was ignored in favor of, as we shall re-enact the American Passion Play yet again. The Associated Press has their original news reports, but can't help congratulating themselves, making Lincoln merely secondary: Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Scores Big on Day One with Social Media

Word has it from Hillary Clinton’s camp that her announcement brought in some very impressive numbers in social media views in the first 24 hours of the campaign. The campaign announcement scored big with over 2.5 million views on Facebook, more than 3.1 million views on YouTube and it was retweeted over 100,000 times: I’m running for president. Show More Summary

She’s Ready: Hillary Clinton Announces Run for 2016 Presidency

She’s ready… Hillary Clinton has finally ended all of the speculation of whether or not she would run for president, by announcing her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election this afternoon at approximately 3:00 pm. The initialShow More Summary

America Forgets Appomattox Courthouse

The North felt no need to defend its victory, while a hundred thousand scratching quills succeeded in portraying the Union victory as somehow unfair, their word unkept, their promises (never made) broken, and, ultimately, slandering Ulysses S. Grant as both a general AND a president, the latter libel of which exists to this very day... Continue reading ?

The Last Day of Battle

Retreating with Ewell's division was a group of Confederate sailors (unshipped, obviously), just to add irony to the debacle of Sailor's Creek. Continue reading ?

An April Fool’s Story

The new writer was to say, "Say, what if I wrote you a LETTER, outlining what I just told you?" The story editor would then ritually reply, "OK, but I didn't ASK you to do this. This was YOUR idea." And you would then say, "YES." Continue reading ?

Ted Cruz and Ayn Rand

Senator Cruz, however, continued: “Let me encourage any of you who have not read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ to go tomorrow and buy ‘‘Atlas Shrugged’’ and read it. What is interesting is in the last 3 years sales of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ have exploded,...Show More Summary

Just Published: Reality 101 — Political Self Defense for Progressives

I realize that physical books are wonderful things, but I am putting out my works EXCLUSIVELY in electronic form, knowing that there are virtually zero wood-fueled power stations in the Western United States. That ought to be statement enough. Continue reading ?

America’s Real Traitors

    by Walter Brasch   The Tea Party wing of the Republican party thinks House speaker John Boehner is a rhino. Not the thick-skinned horned mammal that lives in Africa. This rhino is an R-I-N-O... Republican in Name Only. The Tea Party...Show More Summary

Ferguson City Manager Resigns

Good riddance to the city manager of Ferguson who was cited in the DOJ’s report on Ferguson… The city manager of Ferguson, whom a Department of Justice report blamed as one of the officials responsible for much of the questionable conduct by the police and the courts here, has agreed to resign. Show More Summary

International Women’s Day: She’s ‘Not There’

Women have mysteriously vanished across New York. The cause isn’t the work of zombies or alien-abductors, it is an advertising stunt promoted by the Clinton Foundation to co-opt “some 40 existing advertisements, posters and other media,...Show More Summary

President Obama’s Moving Selma Speech

The “march is not over yet,” President Obama said in Selma today in one of the most moving speeches he has ever given. We have seen way too much evidence of late to believe that racism has been defeated. We need only look to Ferguson to see that evidence. Show More Summary

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks on Departure of State Department Chief of Staff David Wade

Secretary of State John Kerry’s longtime, trusted aide, David Wade has stepped down from his position as Chief of Staff. David Wade has been aide to John Kerry in a variety of capacities since he joined Kerry’s Senate staff in 1997 as a speechwriter. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush

This is a parlous and dangerous time. And because of the eternal meme of literally demonizing anyone who defeats a Republican for the presidency, the CNS writer also, reflexively and inadvertently, advanced the cause of religious bigotry and world fundamentalist war. Continue reading ?

MSNBC Falls on Hard Times

I can't feel very sorry for a news network that thinks 24/7 news coverage of the 2016 presidential dog and pony show is "news" that ought to lead any serious broadcast. NBC has a news division which, for all its cuts, is still relevant, and with affiliate local news outlets all over the USA, but chose NOT to include much hard news on their news channel. Continue reading ?

Boehner’s Blatant Lie: Does the Truth Matter? At ALL?

The question is-- aside from the Logan Act, which, while not probably actionable, STILL strongly indicates that only the President makes foreign policy -- can one lying leader of one Congressional House, invite a foreign head of state,...Show More Summary

The Persecution and Assassination of Jonathan Chait as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of the Intertubes Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Our national dialogue of alternate realities has found a point of commonality at last: a confection of milky mindless hatred wrapped around a chewy nougat filling of purest Himalayan snark. Hate speech with a spell-checker, in other words. Continue reading ?

Miami Police 3 Times More Likely to Kill Than New York City Police

An extensive analysis of police homicides found wide discrepancies in the rate of police killings among major metropolitan police departments, when measured against population figures. Contrary to popular belief, New York City—-withShow More Summary

The Surprise of the Speaker Vote

We of America hated the Russians for fifty years. Then, the Russians were gone: no more Communists left to hate. We have no one left to hate now, none to vent our self-righteousness, our "freedom" and "American Dream" on but ourselves.... Continue reading ?

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?

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