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 […]
Whose eulogy could Trump deliver?
This question has been rattling around in my brain since at least the inauguration: Whose eulogy could Trump deliver? There will come a time before January 2021 when it would be appropriate for […]
Donald Trump angers Neil Young in latest GOP song appropriation gaffe
These are probably not the sort of stories that Donald Trump wanted to start off with: The New York real estate mogul arrived on stage at his campaign kickoff announcement Tuesday as […]
Was Reagan’s nuclear about-face at Reykjavik genuine?
Was Reagan’s conduct with Gorbachev at the Reykjavik summit ― soon to be a major motion picture ― in fact, disingenuous? On May 13 Variety reported on a movie that’s been long […]
Newt Gingrich has "family values?" WTF?!?
From Michelle Goldberg at Newsweek: Like many evangelicals in Iowa, Steve Deace, an influential conservative radio host, is wrestling with the possibility that Newt Gingrich may be the most viable standard bearer […]
Ron Paul II
I’m not talking about Rand or the pope. I give you RonPaul ReaganRyan, the shapeshifting Gipperbot who has come to complete the GOP’s destiny! Ugh. (Note how little the hair changes.) x-posted […]
WordsDay: Merchants of Doubt
What do the following things all have in common: tobacco safety and the dangers of secondhand smoke, the Strategic Defense Initiative, acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming, and the recent attacks […]
The devolution of Congress
I don’t think I’m alone in believing that members of Congress — as a species — have devolved instead of evolved. The Perpetual Political Conflict™ that has stymied improvements in government of, […]
The medical marijuana memo isn't worth the paper it's printed on
The Obama administration threw a bone to the lunatic, fringe left a few days ago. The memo to federal prosecutors in medical marijuana states has garnered hearty applause from Greenwald and the […]
Did President Bush believe that Harry Potter was real? It sure sounds that way.
Not that this should come as any surprise, but we now have confirmation that the Bush administration refused to award Harry Potter author JK Rowling the Presidential Medal of Freedom because the […]