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Blog Post Archive

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 ?

Losing the White Democratic in the Deep South

    Democrat Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy in a runoff election in Louisiana. As of 2015 there will be no white Democratic elected officials in the Deep South at the federal or state level. I lived and worked in Alabama for six years of my life. Show More Summary

“We Can’t Breathe” – Two Years After Sandy Hook

“I can’t breathe!” That was the cry of Eric Garner being chokeholed to death in New York City. “I can’t breathe!” That is the cry of our Earth Mother in the chokehold of manmade pollution. “We can’t breathe!” That is the cry of our brothers...Show More Summary

See B S

CBS reported it as "some financial regulations" since all this was MUCH TOO COMPLICATED for professionals to explain simply. Oh, wait... Continue reading ?

See Through Black Eyes

by Leonce Gaiter We know that when Darren Wilson and many of his defenders see a black man, they see someone who “looks like a demon,” and someone who has the extra/sub-human ability to “bulk up to run through” bullets. We know this image of black men from an entire history of racist stereotypes. Show More Summary

Deck the Malls: The Nightmare After Thanksgiving

  by Walter Brasch   It’s now been about a week after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. During the four-day spree, about 133.7 million shoppers spent about $50.9 billion, according to AP and TIME magazine. TheShow More Summary

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure of a Grand Jury to Indict

  by Walter Brasch   She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall. The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him. Show More Summary

How To Get Your Way By Punching Yourself

the officer will never have to answer a legitimate cross-examination to his professionally developed "alibi" in which the cops utterly bungled any possible notion of an honest and fair testimony on his part by giving him all the time in the world to craft an alibi, AFTER seeing all the potential evidence against him. Continue reading ?

Orrin Hatch’s Cake Hole

Sen. Orrin Hatch [said] that Republicans were ready to give the other party “a taste of their own medicine.”... Our 'own medicine'? You mean like Affordable Health Care? (Somehow I doubt it.) Continue reading ?

Really? Did they even LISTEN to the Lyrics?

It is a protest against oligarchy and being used as cannon fodder. HOW that is an "anti-military" anthem is a mystery to anyone not drinking kleptocratic Kool-aid®. Continue reading ?

A Nation of Fear

  by Walter Brasch   Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs. The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred yards from a runway. Show More Summary

His Vorpal Sword Comes to an End

all good things come to an end. Today marks the end of his vorpal sword in all its incarnations: Skiing Uphill, Boregasm, Zug, The Commonwealth of Blogistan, and, of course, hvs. I’m not whining. Things change. Once this was EXACTLY the right and only thing to do. Now? Different ground rules. Continue reading ?

The Final Push Up Calumniation Hill

Yes, the Kochs have spent millions on a "ground game" but that's not how ground games work. They're about networks of people, and about all sorts of intangibles that can't be bought. Certainly not in one election cycle. Continue reading ?

O’Keefe Hoist by his own Petard?

Had the case NOT been filed, it is doubtful that the documents in question would have become public knowledge AND have established that Wisconsin Club for Growth spent ALL its money on political activity, which is prohibited by federal law. Continue reading ?

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