Historian Roger Griffin’s definition of fascism – palingenesis, populism, and ultranationalism – is deceptively simple. There are literally hundreds of examples of things that Donald has done since he took office that support each of the three main points of Griffin’s definition.
After the show
Vintage miniature: Hobo clown…
Shave and a haircut…
Barber chair: Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
If you’re young, what does national security mean to you?
If you don’t like what it means today, do something about it. In the early 1950s, I stumbled and bumbled my way through elementary school. The Cold War had begun, and we […]
N-bombs in American cultural treasures
Huck Finn and Harper Lee in the crosshairs Fox reports (yeah, yeah, I know): Minnesota school district removes To Kill a Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn from required reading due to n-word. “It’s wrong. There […]
Let’s talk, America: have your heard about Trump’s nomination of Krebs?
Disarray at DHS seems to be the new normal Remember that weird media site I stumbled into, Executive Mosaic? They report that Krebs “served as director of cybersecurity policy within Microsoft‘s U.S. government affairs […]
When speech isn’t free — but ought to be
If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. […]
What a weird way to rhapsodize about Billy Graham
I know I come across as a ginormous butthole sometimes when religion is the issue. I can’t really make excuses. There’s reasons, but no excuses. My reasons go back to the early […]
Anti-abomination platform political capital goldmine for abominations
Whatever can be said for or against previous administrations, it is hard to contemplate the current administration under Trump without also considering the issue of…sexual immorality, of abomination. We’ve got a president […]
Shutdown: some historical perspective
My two cents and $5 might get you a value meal somewhere. I like a little historical perspective. It all started when this guy did all these things, but in keeping with […]