By Tamara Enz When I was in third grade, the elementary school principal came into our class to speak with the students. I don’t now remember what the primary reason was for […]
Rick Perry: "Whatever it is, I'm against it"
by Robert S. Becker Perry: “I keep saying, ‘The world is flat.’” Don’t look to Barry Goldwater or Milton Friedman, even Ronald Reagan, to explain why addled fundamentalists, like zombies surfacing from […]
Will the checks go out?
So there i was trying to enjoy my udon noodle bowl and read some St. Augustine on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, Wolf Blitzer was there too, and he wouldn’t shut up. […]
Shootout at the DC Corral
The independently minded political animal always wrestles with times of transition, and the changeover from the Bush to Obama regimes has been worse than most. During the Dubya years it was easy […]
Nota Bene #101: Your Pal, Mike S.
“The guys who are shooting films now are technically brilliant, but there’s no content in their films. I marvel at what I see and wish I could have done a shot like […]
Sundays with Uncle-God Momma: Eve was framed
Adam rested contentedly in the Garden. If we take The Book of Genesis at its word, all was perfect and pure. Opposites existed. There was, after all, a female companion for Adam […]
Has a college degree become a bad investment? Better question: is conservative rhetoric the worst investment in history?
Yesterday over at Future Majority, Kevin Bondelli responded to Jack Hough’s New York Post column “Don’t Get That College Degree!” Bondelli’s take led with one of the more terrifying titles I’ve seen […]
Democrats to Progressives: We're just not that into you
A modest proposal, perhaps. It’s been entertaining watching American public “discourse” since the election. (I use that word in its broadest, most ridiculous sense, since nothing that hinges so completely on self-absorption, […]
Real heroes refuse to shut up and sing
A few weeks ago I watched The US vs. John Lennon, a documentary chronicling the extraordinary lengths the American government went to in order to silence an artist who had the audacity […]
Is Bill O’Reilly a racist?
No, this isn’t a rhetorical question. And it’s not one I pose lightly, either. But since Bill seems to want us to ask it, let’s review the evidence. In case you missed […]