a brief interlude, I

      Recipe for a Donald Serving Size: 1 Litre Cooking Time: 4 Years 1,984 cals Directions: 1. In a large skillet, melt a generous portion of Jacksonian populism (clarifying, not necessary.) 2. Coat a yuuge slab of T Rex’s grandiosity with a glaze of Taft’s ample appetite. 3. On the side, whip up Wilson’sContinue reading “a brief interlude, I”

Drawing a Red Line: Mnuchin’s Racist Resume

From his time overseeing credit default swaps as a partner at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan to his job heading foreclosure filings at OneWest Bank in Pasadena, Steve Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, has been tagged by Sen. Elizabeth Warren the “Forrest Gump of the financial crisis.” The disclosure of OneWest’s pernicious foreclosureContinue reading “Drawing a Red Line: Mnuchin’s Racist Resume”

Fascism in the USA, A Rebuttal

You can hear the bass drum pounding away as you read the headline of Paul Krugman’s latest New York Times editorial: “How Republics End.” Hitler, Franco and Mussolini. Here we have the other Big Three, the degenerate offspring of the 1920s and 1930s, and the list to which Krugman proposes to add President-elect Donald Trump…

Madman 2017: The Dawn of a New Nixonian Era

Richard Nixon sent 18 bombers, loaded with thermonuclear payloads, to threaten the borders of the Soviet Union. They flew aggressive patterns for three days. For Nixon had an idea. He called it his “Madman Theory.” And he believed it could win, or at least end, a war in Vietnam that had stretched nearly five years.Continue reading “Madman 2017: The Dawn of a New Nixonian Era”

Gay and 13; Bullying and Suicide

Australian Tyrone Unsworth was gay. He was 13. He was bullied violently and relentlessly. He killed himself. Let’s Americans support our Australian brothers and sisters, in whatever small way we can, to “creat[e] safe and supportive school environments” and “reduce homophobic and transphobic bullying and discrimination in schools.” Please sign and share the petition begun by Tyrone’s motherContinue reading “Gay and 13; Bullying and Suicide”