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…”

It really can’t happen here

For all of (Trump’s) adoration-soaked, flag-draped rallies, for all of his whipping up of racists and other losers into frenzies of violence and just plain stupidity, he forgot to give his legions the two things he truly needed to take over the government: Guns and organizational leadership.