Conservatives have their way with us

Any American with the gift of critical thought must be thinking, “What now?” All I can advise, my fellow American, is to bend over and prepare to take it right in the tax hole. The conservatives have the reins of power firmly in their grip and they will ride us until we are spent. Political […]

Russians have cranked up the echo chamber

What will Americans learn when they find out 3,000 politically flammable ads they saw on social media were generated by 470 fake accounts, all originated by Russian KGB agents? Nothing. Americans love an echo chamber. And that is what Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and whatever other social media are out there have become. It’s a series […]

‘Vietnam’ is particularly apt right now

Ken Burns’ “Vietnam” series on PBS has attracted a surprising amount of attention in the social media and from left-wing critics. Here’s a hint: If you’re a fan of Salon, Slate, MSNBC or Rachel Maddow, ignore what they say about “Vietnam.” The series is spectacular, bold, honest, tragic, and heart-wrenching. (This is just a wild-ass […]

Not ready to make nice!

“I’m not ready to make nice,
”I’m not ready to back down
“I’m still mad as hell, and I don’t have time
“To go ’round and ’round and ’round
“It’s too late to make it right
“I probably wouldn’t if I could
“’Cause I’m mad as hell
“Can’t bring myself to do what it is
“You think I should…”